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Beyond tears and laughter: gender, migration, and the service sector in China

By: Shen, Yang.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: New perspectives on Chinese politics and society. Publisher: Singapore Springer Nature 2019Description: xvii, 215 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9789811358166.Subject(s): Migrant labor - China - Shanghai | Sex role - China - Shanghai | Rural-urban migration | Gender identity in the workplace | Labor economics | Gender identity in the workplace - ChinaDDC classification: 331.5440951132 Summary: This book explores the experience of China's migrant laborers in Shanghai from anthropological, and gendered analyses, offering extraordinary insights into the life-world of the marginalized people. China has hundreds of millions of internal migrants coming from the countryside to the big cities in search of fame, fortune, or just a living. The author also examines the gender dynamics at work, in intimacy and leisure of this marginalized, yet huge population. With an in-depth and multidisciplinary examination of the experience of restaurant workers in Shanghai, this book sheds humanizing new light on the experience of the megacity from the inside and will be of direct value to policymakers, demographers, feminist scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and responsible citizens. https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9789811358166
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Table of contents

1.Introducing Migration, Gender and the Service Sector
2.Gendered Subjectivities in a Patriarchal China
3.Working in a Gendered, Feminised and Hierarchical Workplace
4.The Short-Lived Jobs: From Beginning to End
5.Negotiating Intimacy: Obedience, Compromise and Resistance
6.Crafting a Modern Person via Consumption? Women and Men in Leisure Activities
7.Unpacking the Complexity of Gender, Class and Hukou

This book explores the experience of China's migrant laborers in Shanghai from anthropological, and gendered analyses, offering extraordinary insights into the life-world of the marginalized people. China has hundreds of millions of internal migrants coming from the countryside to the big cities in search of fame, fortune, or just a living. The author also examines the gender dynamics at work, in intimacy and leisure of this marginalized, yet huge population. With an in-depth and multidisciplinary examination of the experience of restaurant workers in Shanghai, this book sheds humanizing new light on the experience of the megacity from the inside and will be of direct value to policymakers, demographers, feminist scholars, anthropologists, sociologists, and responsible citizens.

https://www.palgrave.com/in/book/9789811358166

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