By Xiaodong Lin

Rural-urban migration inside of China has remodeled and reshaped rural people’s lives prior to now few a long time, and has been the most noticeable phenomena of the industrial reforms enacted because the past due Seventies. while Feminist students have addressed rural women’s adventure of fight and empowerment in city China, against this, learn on rural men’s event of migration is a ignored zone of research. In reaction, this e-book seeks to handle the absence of male migrant staff as a gendered type in the present literature on rural-urban migration.

Examining chinese language male migrant employees’ identification formation, this e-book explores their adventure of rural-urban migration and their prestige as an rising zone of a dislocated city operating classification. It seeks to appreciate problems with gender and sophistication throughout the rural migrant men’s narratives in the context of China’s modernization, and offers an in-depth research of the way those males make feel in their new lives within the swiftly modernizing, post-Mao China with its emphasis on development and improvement. extra, this publication makes use of the men’s personal narratives to problem the elite assumption that rural men’s low prestige is due to the their failure to undertake a contemporary city id and way of life. Drawing on interviews with 28 male rural migrants, Xiaodong Lin unpacks the gender politics of chinese language males and masculinities, and in flip contributes to a better figuring out of world masculinities in a global context.

This booklet might be of serious curiosity to scholars and students operating within the fields of chinese language tradition and society, gender experiences, migration reports, sociology and social anthropology.

Shortlisted for this year's BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize.

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