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New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society

Beyond Tears and Laughter

Gender, Migration, and the Service Sector in China

Authors: Shen, Yang

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  • Offers insights into the life-world of China's migrant laborers in Shanghai
  • Analyzes the Chinese labor market in a sensitive and multidisciplinary manner
  • Explores the political economic and gendered realities of the internal migrants in China
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This book explores the experience of China's migrant labourers 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 humanising 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. 

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Yang Shen, with a PhD from the London School of Economics, is an assistant professor at School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her work explores individual experiences of Chinese migrant workers within the contemporary globalized economy. Her current research focuses on housing and intimacy, online dating, and women's fertility practices under the changing family planning policy in China.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $44.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Beyond Tears and Laughter
Book Subtitle
Gender, Migration, and the Service Sector in China
Authors
Series Title
New Perspectives on Chinese Politics and Society
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd., part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-5817-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-5817-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-5816-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 215
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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