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Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace
by Pun Ngai
As China has evolved into an industrial powerhouse over the past two decades, a new class of workers has developed: the dagongmei, or working girls. The dagongmei are women in their late teens and early twenties who move from rural areas to urban centers to work in factories. Because of state laws dictating that those born in the countryside cannot permanently leave their ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by Duke University Press Books
(first published February 2005)
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Great ethnology of the Dangomei. The author deplores how she arrived at the factory, what the conditions are for most Dangomei, where the workers originate from, and what can be expected of them long term. Despite the gap in time since published, the narrative she depicts is still relevant to most ODM facilities present in China , particularly southern China near Guangzho. If you really want to understand why people, not only in China,but other countries decide to work for less than $1 a day, ...more