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Subordination at work : Chinese female domestic workers' struggles between silence and critical consciousness

Ellerman, Mei-Ling


Within China's migrant underclass, millions of rural women struggle to earn a living through low-status, feminized, domestic work. While caretaking, cleaning, and cooking in urban homes, female migrant domestic workers often experience subordination including discrimination, poor and unjust treatment, and exploitation. Most workers comply in the face of subordination rather than openly resisting or negotiating for change. Although many have expressed feelings of anger and dehumanization, they...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51419019a17
Access Rights: Open Access


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