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Masculine Compromise Migration, Family, and Gender in China

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ISBN-10: 0520288289

ISBN-13: 9780520288287

Edition: 2016

Authors: Susanne Yuk-Ping Choi, Yinni Peng

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"Drawing on the life stories of 266 migrants in South China, Choi and Peng examine the effect of mass rural-to-urban migration on family and gender relationships with a specific focus on changes in men and masculinities. They show how migration has forced migrant men to renegotiate their roles as lovers, husbands, fathers and sons. They also reveal how migrant men make masculine compromises: they strive to preserve the gender boundary and their symbolic dominance within the family by making concessions on marital power and domestic division of labor, and by redefining filial piety and fatherhood. The stories of these migrant men and their families reveal another side to China's sweeping…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 2/9/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 0.60" wide x 0.90" long x 0.05" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Susanne Y. P. Choiis Professor of Sociology at the Chinese University of HongKong.Yinni Pengis Assistant Professor of Sociology at the Hong Kong BaptistUniversity.