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The work, lifestyles and domination of chinese migrant garment workers, in comparative perspective

Siu, Yukwan

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This dissertation, The Work, Lifestyles and Domination of Chinese Migrant Garment Workers, reveals three major changes in the circumstances of the migrant working class in south China over the past two decades, from historical and comparative perspectives -- the rise of a male migrant working population in the export industry sector, a notable shift in the material and social lives of migrant industrial workers, and the emergence of a new factory regime in the export industries that relies...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorSiu, Yukwan
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-18T23:45:26Z
dc.date.available2019-02-18T23:45:26Z
dc.date.copyright2014
dc.identifier.otherb3568381
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/156361
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation, The Work, Lifestyles and Domination of Chinese Migrant Garment Workers, reveals three major changes in the circumstances of the migrant working class in south China over the past two decades, from historical and comparative perspectives -- the rise of a male migrant working population in the export industry sector, a notable shift in the material and social lives of migrant industrial workers, and the emergence of a new factory regime in the export industries that relies increasingly on non-coercive modes of domination over the factory workforce. By carrying out on-site fieldwork regarding Hong Kong-invested garment factories in south China, Hong Kong and southern Vietnam, as well as factory-gate surveys of workers in China and Vietnam, the study examines how and why the circumstances of the workers in these different localities are dissimilar even when under the same type of factory ownership. In analysing workers' lives within and outside factories, as well as tracing the expansion of global capitalism in East and Southeast Asia, the dissertation not only seeks to contribute to research on the politics of production and everyday life practice, but also to an understanding of how global and local forces interact.
dc.format.extentxii, 301 leaves.
dc.subject.lcshMigrant labor Social conditionsChina
dc.subject.lcshMigrant labor Economic conditionsChina
dc.subject.lcshClothing workers.
dc.subject.lcshClothing factories China
dc.subject.lcshClothing factories Hong Kong
dc.subject.lcshClothing factories Vietnam (Republic)
dc.titleThe work, lifestyles and domination of chinese migrant garment workers, in comparative perspective
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
local.contributor.supervisorUnger, Jonathan
local.description.notesThesis (Ph.D.)--Australian National University, 2014.
dc.date.issued2014
local.contributor.affiliationAustralian National University. Department of Political and Social Change
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d514b5699229
dc.date.updated2019-01-10T09:11:34Z
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