Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in China
Siu, Kaxton, The China Journal
Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in China, by Eileen Otis. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. xiv + 213 pp. US$80.00 (hardcover), US$24.95 (paperback and eBook).
In studies of Chinese labor, most research has focused on Chinas manufacturing industry. Eileen Otis s book is one of the few attempts to examine service work critically, focusing on the tourist and hotel industries in two Chinese me tropoUses- Beijing and Kunming. Otis studies China's globalizing service economy by examining women service workers' "embodiment" and "embeddedness". Her book suggests that, instead of assuming a homogeneous feminized labor process, China's service …
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Publication information: Article title: Markets and Bodies: Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in China. Contributors: Siu, Kaxton - Author. Journal title: The China Journal. Issue: 69 Publication date: January 2013. Page number: 226+. © Australian National University, Contemporary China Centre Jan 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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