On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China (review)

On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China (review) 84 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Arianne M. Gaetano and Tamara Jacka, editors. On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. 368 pp. Hardcover $69.50, isbn 0­231­12706­5. Paperback $29.50, isbn 0­231­12707­3. In discussions of rural to urban migration, there is a tendency to treat the experiences of migrants as homogeneous, to speak in broad generalities, ignoring differences in choice sets and potential outcomes of choices generated by geographical, gender, and other differences. This has also been the case in most studies of internal migration in China. Arianne M. Gaetano and Tamara Jacka's edited volume, On the Move: Women in Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China, is therefore a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on internal migration in China, as well as to the broader fields of cultural anthropology and subaltern studies. The essays in the text analyze the experiences of women in rural to urban migration in the overdetermined context of existing discourses and social settings, mostly through fieldwork, and sometimes reaching contradictory conclusions. In the closing section of the text, a direct voice is given to migrant women in the form of translated narratives. The http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China (review)

China Review International, Volume 11 (1) – Jan 18, 2004

Loading next page...
 
/lp/university-of-hawai-i-press/on-the-move-women-and-rural-to-urban-migration-in-contemporary-china-NkST2MBlO2
Publisher
University of Hawai'I Press
Copyright
Copyright © 2004 University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-9367
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

84 China Review International: Vol. 11, No. 1, Spring 2004 Arianne M. Gaetano and Tamara Jacka, editors. On the Move: Women and Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. 368 pp. Hardcover $69.50, isbn 0­231­12706­5. Paperback $29.50, isbn 0­231­12707­3. In discussions of rural to urban migration, there is a tendency to treat the experiences of migrants as homogeneous, to speak in broad generalities, ignoring differences in choice sets and potential outcomes of choices generated by geographical, gender, and other differences. This has also been the case in most studies of internal migration in China. Arianne M. Gaetano and Tamara Jacka's edited volume, On the Move: Women in Rural-to-Urban Migration in Contemporary China, is therefore a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on internal migration in China, as well as to the broader fields of cultural anthropology and subaltern studies. The essays in the text analyze the experiences of women in rural to urban migration in the overdetermined context of existing discourses and social settings, mostly through fieldwork, and sometimes reaching contradictory conclusions. In the closing section of the text, a direct voice is given to migrant women in the form of translated narratives. The

Journal

China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jan 18, 2004

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off