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Working in China, ethnographies of labor and workplace transformation, edited by Ching Kwan Lee

After a quarter of a century of market reform, China has become the workshop of the world and the leading growth engine of the global economy. Its immense labour force accounts for some twenty-nine per cent of the world's total labour pool but all too little is known about Chinese labour beyond the image of workers toiling under appalling sweatshop conditions for extremely low wages. Working in China introduces the lived experiences of labour in a wide range of occupations and work settings. The chapters of this book cover professional employees such as engineers and lawyers
Table Of Contents
Front Cover; Working in China; Copyright Page; Contents; List of contributors; Acknowledgments; 1. Mapping the terrain of Chinese labor ethnography: Ching Kwan Lee; Part I: Remaking class and community; 2. The unmaking of the Chinese working class in the northeastern rustbelt: Ching Kwan Lee; 3. "Social positions": neighborhood transitions after danwei: Siân Victoria Liu; 4. Rural "guerrilla" workers and home renovation in urban China: Lei Guang; 5. A tale of two sales floors: changing service-work regimes in China: Amy Hanser; Part II: Gendering service work
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
1 online resource (260 p.)
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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