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By Hairong Yan

On March nine, 1996, tens of millions of readers of an everyday newspaper in China’s Anhui province observed a photo of 2 younger ladies at a neighborhood long-distance bus station. wearing trendy new iciness coats and wearing baggage revealed with Latin letters, the ladies have been returning domestic from their jobs in a single of China’s huge towns. because the photograph caption indicated, the picture represented the “transformation of migrant women”; the women’s “transformation” was once signaled by way of their prestige as shoppers. New Masters, New Servants is an ethnography of sophistication dynamics and the topic formation of migrant family employees. according to her interviews with younger ladies who migrated from China’s Anhui province to the town of Beijing to interact in household provider for middle-class households, in addition to interviews with employers, task placement corporations, and executive officers, Yan Hairong explores what those migrant employees suggest to the households that lease them, to city economies, to rural provinces akin to Anhui, and to the chinese language kingdom. principally, Yan makes a speciality of the family employees’ self-conceptions, wishes, and struggles.

Yan analyzes how the migrant ladies employees are subjected to, make experience of, and consider a variety of country and neoliberal discourses approximately improvement, modernity, intake, self worth, caliber, and person and collective longing and fight. She bargains willing perception into the employees’ wish and efforts to accomplish suzhi (quality) via self-improvement, the way in which employees are handled by means of their employers, and representations of migrant family staff on tv and the net and in newspapers and magazines. In so doing, Yan demonstrates that contestations over the meanings of migrant staff elevate huge questions on the character of salary hard work, industry financial system, sociality, and postsocialism in modern China.

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