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Finding a place: Negotiations of modernization and globalization among rural women in Beijing

Jacka, Tamara


This article examines the ways in which modernization and globalization are experienced, negotiated, and understood by women in rural-to-urban migration in contemporary China. In the last two decades, labor mobility in China has increased dramatically, with millions of people leaving the countryside for the promise of money and a modern life in the coastal special economic zones such as Shenzhen and in the global cities of Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou. This article discusses the narratives...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Critical Asian Studies
DOI: 10.1080/1467271052000305269


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