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Chinese Women-Living and Working Anne E. McLaren

Chinese Women-Living and Working

Anne E. McLaren

Published April 12th 2006
ISBN : 9780415406185
Paperback
208 pages
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This book presents significant new findings on new domains of employment for women in Chinas burgeoning market economy of the 1990s and the twenty-first century. Experts in gender, politics, media studies, and anthropology discuss the impact ofMoreThis book presents significant new findings on new domains of employment for women in Chinas burgeoning market economy of the 1990s and the twenty-first century. Experts in gender, politics, media studies, and anthropology discuss the impact of economic reform and globalization on Chinese women in family businesses, management, the professions, the prostitution industry and domestic service. Significant themes include changing marriage and consumer aspirations and the reinvention of domestic space. The volume offers fresh insights into changing definitions of womens work in contemporary China and questions womens perceived disadvantage in the market economy.