Rural Women in Urban China
Gender, Migration and Social Change
By (author) Tamara Jacka
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Rural Women in Urban China by Tamara Jacka
Book DescriptionBased on in-depth ethnographic research - and using an approach that seeks to understand how migration is experienced by the migrants themselves - this is a fascinating study of the experiences of women in rural China who joined the vast migration to Beijing and other cities at the end of the twentieth century. It focuses on the experiences of rural-urban migrants, the particular ways in which they talk about those experiences, and how those experiences affect their sense of identity. Through first-hand accounts of actual migrant workers, the author provides valuable insights into how rural women negotiate rural/urban experiences; how they respond to migration and life in the city; and how that experience shapes their world view, values, and relations with others. The book makes a major contribution to our understanding of the relationship between gender and social change, and of the ways in which globalization and modernity are experienced at the most personal level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765608215
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Imprint: M.E. Sharpe
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Tamara Jacka
Contemporary China, Hardback (July 2013)
Introduces readers to key sociological perspectives about modern Chinese society and social change.
Rural Women in Urban China, Hardback (December 2005)
Focuses on the experiences of rural-urban migrants, the particular ways in which they talk about those experiences, and how those experiences affect their sense of identity. Through first-hand accounts of actual migrant workers, the author provides insights into how rural women respond to migration and life in the city; and more.
Women's Work in Rural China, Paperback (February 1997)» View all books by Tamara Jacka
Since 1978, reform policies introduced in rural China have had a profound impact on women's work and gender divisions of labour. This book provides detailed information on shifts in women's work patterns.
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