The Resource Technomobility in China : young migrant women and mobile phones, Cara Wallis

Technomobility in China : young migrant women and mobile phones, Cara Wallis

Label
Technomobility in China : young migrant women and mobile phones
Title
Technomobility in China
Title remainder
young migrant women and mobile phones
Statement of responsibility
Cara Wallis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As unprecedented waves of young, rural women journey to cities in China, not only to work, but also to "see the world"and gain some autonomy, they regularly face significant institutional obstacles as well as deep-seated anti-rural prejudices. Based on immersive fieldwork, Cara Wallis provides an intimate portrait of the social, cultural, and economic implications of mobile communication for a group of young women engaged in unskilled service work in Beijing, where they live and work for indefinite periods of time. While simultaneously situating her work within the fields of feminist studies, technology studies, and communication theory, Wallis explores the way in which the cell phone has been integrated into the transforming social structures and practices of contemporary China, and the ways in which mobile technology enables rural young women--a population that has been traditionally marginalized and deemed as "backward" and "other"--To participate in and create culture, allowing them to perform a modern, rural-urban identity. In this theoretically rich and empirically grounded analysis, Wallis provides original insight into the co-construction of technology and subjectivity as well as the multiple forces that shape contemporary China."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
Dewey number
  • 303.48330820951
  • 305.40951
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1767 .W3295 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical cultural communication
Label
Technomobility in China : young migrant women and mobile phones, Cara Wallis
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: mobile bodies, mobile technologies, and immobile mobility -- Market reforms, global linkages, and (dis)continuity in post socialist China -- "My first big urban purchase" : mobile technologies and modern subjectivity -- Navigating mobile networks of sociality and intimacy -- Picturing the self, imagining the world -- Mobile communication and labor politics -- Conclusion: the mobile assemblage and social change in China
Control code
ocn823724137
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (279 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814784815
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt8fbf6g
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.b2819147x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)823724137
  • acaebk081478481X

Library Locations

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