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Title Gender and work in urban China : women workers of the unlucky generation / Liu Jieyu.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 178 pages) : illustrations
Series Routledge contemporary China series
Routledge contemporary China series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-174) and index.
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Subject Women employees -- China.
Sex discrimination in employment -- China.
Women -- China -- Social conditions.
Contents Introduction -- Researching Chinese women's lives -- Growing up in the Mao era -- The danwei : gender at work -- Living in the danwei : the intersection between work and family life -- Returning home -- Life has to go on -- Mothers' pasts, daughters' presents and futures -- Conclusion.
Summary Although it is generally believed in China that socialism raised women's status and paid work liberated them from the shackles of patriarchy, the economic reforms of the last two decades of the twentieth century meant women workers were more vulnerable to losing their jobs than men. Unlike previous studies, which have focused on the macro-structural features of this process, this book makes the voices of ordinary women workers heard and applies feminist perspectives on women and work to the Chinese situation. Drawing upon extensive life history interviews, this book contests th.
Other Title Print version: Liu, Jieyu, 1978- Gender and work in urban China. London ; New York : Routledge, 2007 041539211X 9780415392112