Pun Ngai

  • Pun Ngai a mené une analyse ethnographique dans une usine d'électronique dans la province de Guangdong en Chine du sud, au cour de la zone économique spéciale de Shenzhen ouverte aux capitaux étrangers. Pun Ngai éclaire le point de vue du travailleur, ses perspectives, ses expériences, ses rêves, son désir de consommation et le quotidien de l'usine. Elle souligne les actes de transgression. Son analyse repose sur l'idée que les douleurs chroniques des ouvrières sont autant des actes de résistance que de soumission aux conditions de travail. L'auteur suggère qu'une révolution sociale silencieuse est en marche en Chine et que ces jeunes travailleuses migrantes en sont les vecteurs. Ce livre est à la fois un témoignage et un traité de sociologie sur la condition ouvrière en Chine.

  • Anglais Migrant Labor in China

    Pun Ngai

    • Polity
    • 22 Avril 2016

    Long known as the world's factory, China is the largest manufacturing economy ever seen, accounting for more than 10% of global exports. China is also, of course, home to the largest workforce on the planet, the crucial element behind its staggering economic success. But who are China's workers who keep the machine running, and how is the labor process changing under economic reform?
    Pun Ngai, a leading expert in factory labor in China, charts the rise of China as a ?world workshop? and the emergence of a new labor force in the context of the post-socialist transformations of the last three decades. The book analyzes the role of the state and transnational interests in creating a new migrant workforce deprived of many rights and social protection. As China increases its output of high-value, high-tech products, particularly for its own growing domestic market of middle-class consumers, workers are increasingly voicing their discontent through strikes and protest, creating new challenges for the Party-State and the global division of labor.
    Blending theory, politics, and real-world examples, this book will be an invaluable guide for upper-level students and non-specialists interested in China's economy and Chinese politics and society.

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