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Factory Women in Taiwan : A Morningside Book - Lydia Kung

Factory Women in Taiwan

A Morningside Book

Paperback Published: 16th February 1995
ISBN: 9780231100113
Number Of Pages: 231
For Ages: 22+ years old

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This study describes the first generation of Taiwanese working women, and documents their and their families' views of their employment. In doing so it addresses the effects that wage earning has on the status and lives of these women, especially on the parent-daughter relationship. Prior to Kung's work, anthropologists interested in the effects of industrialization on the family structure theorized that as women entered the labor force their standing both inside and outside the family would be raised because of their wage-labor contribution to the family; that is, providing money to the family would be a major factor enabling young women to refuse undesirable marriages, to resist marriage entirely, and to exercize greater authority at home.

List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Foreword to the Morningside Edition
Introduction
Measuring Improvement in Female Statusp. 1
Women and the Family in Traditional Chinap. 7
Women and Work in Traditional Chinap. 17
Industry and Labor in Taiwan: An Overviewp. 37
The Decision to Work: Where and Whyp. 51
Residence of Factory Womenp. 69
Adjusting to the Factory Environmentp. 77
Relations in the Workplacep. 89
Control of Income and Women's Position in the Familyp. 113
Dating and Marriagep. 127
Factory Employment After Marriagep. 143
Self-Perceptions: "A Frog in a Well"p. 153
Worker Consciousnessp. 171
Wage-Earning, Family Structure, and Womenp. 181
Women in the Larger Contextp. 191
Studying Social Changep. 199
Notesp. 205
Bibliographyp. 221
Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780231100113
ISBN-10: 0231100116
Series: A Morningside Book
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 231
Published: 16th February 1995
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.27  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 2