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On the Move Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China

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ISBN-10: 0231127073

ISBN-13: 9780231127073

Edition: 2004

Authors: Arianne M. Gaetano, Tamara Jacka

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'On the Move' looks at the fate of women in recent rural-urban migration in China. An estimated 100 million people have moved into China's cities since the beginning of economic modernization, often to work for the lowest wages in hazardous occupations.
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Book details

List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 3/10/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Tamara Jacka is Fellow, Gender Relations Center, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University. She is the author of Women's Work in Rural China: Change and Continuity in an Era of Reform.She lives in Canberra, Australia. Arianne M. Gaetano is an advanced doctoral candidate in anthropology at the University of Southern California. She currently resides in Massachusetts.

Introduction: Focusing on Migrant Women
Negotiating Identities
Filial Daughters, Modern Women: Migrant Domestic Workers in Post-Mao Beijing
From Peasant Women to Bar Hostesses: Gender and Modernity in Post-Mao Dalian
Indoctrination, Fetishization, and Compassion: Media Constructions of the Migrant Woman
Seeking a Future
Dilemmas of the Heart: Rural Working Women and Their Hopes for the Future
Living as Double Outsiders: Migrant Women's Experiences of Marriage in a County-Level City
Changing Village Life
Out to the City and Back to the Village: The Experiences and Contributions of Rural Women Migrating from Sichuan and Anhui
The Migration Experiences of Young Women from Four Counties in Sichuan and Anhui
The Impact of Labor Migration on the Well-Being and Agency of Rural Chinese Women: Cultural and Economic Contexts and the Life Course
Writing Lives
Migrant Women's Stories
My Life as a Migrant Worker, by Translations
Let Bygones Be Bygones
The Law Is by My Side
Burdened Youth
I Am a Cloud
Looking Back, I Am Proud
Leaving Huaihua Valley: A Sichuan Girl's Own Account of Being a Migrant Worker Working for Myself
Glossary of Chinese Terms
List of Contributors