Markets and Bodies : Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in China
By: Otis, Eileen.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2011Description: 1 online resource (229 p.).ISBN: 9780804778350.Subject(s): Equality - China | Equality -- China | Sex role in the work environment - China | Sex role in the work environment -- China | Women - China - Social conditions | Women -- China -- Social conditions | Women - Employment - China | Women -- Employment -- China | Women service industries workers - China | Women service industries workers -- ChinaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Markets and Bodies : Women, Service Work, and the Making of Inequality in ChinaDDC classification: 306.360820951 | 331.4/81000951 | 331.40951 | 331.481000951 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Global Markets, Local Bodies; 1. "The Customer Is God": Women and China's New Occupational Landscape; 2. Virtual Personalism: Importing Global Luxury and Emphasized Femininity to the Beijing Transluxury Hotel; 3. Virtuous Professionalism: Localizing Global Luxury at the Kunming Transluxury Hotel; 4. Aspirational Urbanism: Consuming Respect in China's Informal Service Sector; 5. Embodying Consumer Markets at Work; Afterword: Embodiment, the Research, and the Researcher; Notes; References; Index
Insulated from the dust, noise, and crowds churning outside, China''s luxury hotels are staging areas for the new economic and political landscape of the country. These hotels, along with other emerging service businesses, offer an important, new source of employment for millions of workers, but also bring to light levels of inequality that surpass most developed nations. Examining how gender enables the globalization of markets and how emerging forms of service labor are changing women''s social status in China, Markets and Bodies reveals the forms of social inequality produced by shifts in the economy. No longer working for the common good as defined by the socialist state, service workers are catering to the individual desires of consumers. This economic transition ultimately affords a unique opportunity to investigate the possibilities and current limits for better working conditions for the young women who are enabling the development of capitalism in China.
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