Rural Chinese Women on the Move: Research on "Dagongmei" (Call for Abstracts for Book)
Call for Papers Date:
While the impact of large-scale rural-urban migratio on the economy and on the urban environment has received a great deal of attention by policy makers and academics both inside China and abroad, less has been published on the experiences of the migrants themselves and the impact of migration on Chinese culture and soical relations. We seek papers that address the following broad issues:
Experiences and Identities: What are rural women's subjective experiences of working and living in cities? How does gender shape the experience of migration? How does migration affect the social position and sense of identity of rural women? How do women view migration in terms of their life course?
Relationships, Power, and Representation: What is the nature of the relationship between female migrants and locals, and among migrants at the area of destination? Or between migrants and the state or market institutions? What is the relationship between dominant discourses and self-representations of migrant women? How do issues of power and representation affect research on female migrants?
Migration and Socio-cultural Change: How does rural women's migration affect gender relations, kinship relations and other social relations in the sending areas? How does it affect traditional beliefs and practices? How are migrant women passive victims, or active agents, of socio-cultural change?
We are seeking contributions from a range of people, including activists, policy makers, and academics from China and abroad. We prefer qualitative studies based on ethnographic fieldwork, but will consider work based on other methodologies. All abstarcts and papers should be written in English, but the editors may assist in translation. Please contact us with your expression of interest as soon as possible. Abstracts should be submitted to the editors by January 1, 2001, and draft papers by April 1, 2001. A book proposal will be sent to prospective publishers July 1, 2001, and contributors will be kept informed of progress.
Tamara Jacka, Senior Lecturer in Asian Studies Murdoch University, Western Australia
Arianne M. Gaetano, PhD Candidate, Anthropology
University of Southern California
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