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Made in China: Women Factory Workers in a Global Workplace

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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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Yon
Aug 11, 2011 Yon added it
excellent balance between theory and ethnography, and between the analysis of injustice and passion for justice. a must read for those who want to know who make your i phone.
Sakib Moghal
Oct 31, 2016 Sakib Moghal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A deep ethnographic analysis of one manufacturing plant in China, and how the workers there are exploited - subtly and explicitly, on a macro and micro scale, in a variety of ways.
Tyler Storm
Jan 19, 2013 Tyler Storm rated it it was amazing
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
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