Factory Girls by Leslie T. Chang

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Spiegel & Grau
Release : 2008-10-07
ISBN-13 : 9780385528528
Hardcover : 448 Pages


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An eye-opening and previously untold story, Factory Girls is the first look into the everyday lives of the migrant factory population in China. China has 130 million migrant workers—the largest migration in human history. In Factory Girls, Leslie T. Chang, a former correspondent for the Wall Street Journal in Beijing, tells the story of these workers primarily through the lives of two young women, whom she follows over the course of three years as they attempt to rise from the assembly lines of Dongguan, an industrial city in China’s Pearl River Delta. As she tracks their lives, Chang paints a never-before-seen picture of migrant life—a world where nearly everyone is under thirty; where you can lose your boyfriend and your friends with the loss of a mobile phone; where a few computer or English lessons can catapult you into a completely different social class. Chang takes us inside a sneaker factory so large that it has its own hospital, movie theater, and fire department; to posh karaoke bars that are fronts for prostitution; to makeshift English classes where students shave their heads in monklike devotion and sit day after day in front of machines watching English words flash by; and back to a farming village for the Chinese New Year, revealing the poverty and idleness of rural life that drive young girls to leave home in the first place. Throughout this riveting portrait, Chang also interweaves the story of her own family’s migrations, within China and to the West, providing historical and personal frames of reference for her investigation. A book of global significance that provides new insight into China, Factory Girls demonstrates how the mass movement from rural villages to cities is remaking individual lives and transforming Chinese society, much as immigration to America’s shores remade our own country a century ago.

Factory Girl by Barbara Greenwood

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Editor :
Release : 2008-08-11
ISBN-13 : 1439543569
Hardcover : 136 Pages


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Twelve-year-old Emily Watson desperately needs to keep her job in the overcrowded Acme Garment Factory where she works for four dollars a week, but when tragedy strikes, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Simultaneous.

Genre : Social Science
Editor : Psychology Press
Release : 2000
ISBN-13 : 0815336209
Hardcover : 183 Pages


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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Factory Girl by Ariel Ivers Cummings

Genre : Sunday school literature
Editor :
Release : 1847
ISBN-13 : UOM:39015063546553
Hardcover : 167 Pages


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Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley

Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Editor : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017-01-10
ISBN-13 : 9780544699533
Hardcover : 256 Pages


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In order to save her family’s farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China. There she finds arduous and degrading conditions and contempt for her minority (Uyghur) background. Sustained by her bond with other Uyghur girls, Roshen is resolved to endure all to help her family and ultimately her people. A workplace survival story, this gritty, poignant account focuses on a courageous teen and illuminates the value—and cost—of freedom.

Factory Girl Literature by Ruth Barraclough

Genre : History
Editor : Univ of California Press
Release : 2012-06
ISBN-13 : 9780520289765
Hardcover : 196 Pages


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As millions of women and girls left country towns to generate Korea’s manufacturing boom, the factory girl emerged as an archetypal figure in twentieth-century popular culture. This book explores the factory girl in Korean literature from the 1920s to the 1990s, showing the complex ways in which she has embodied the sexual and class violence of industrial life.

Genre : Biographical films
Editor :
Release : 2007
ISBN-13 : OCLC:1179441058
Hardcover : Pages


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Genre :
Editor :
Release : 1839
ISBN-13 : OXFORD:590691405
Hardcover : Pages


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Factory Girls by E. Patricia Tsurumi

Genre : History
Editor : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-07-07
ISBN-13 : 9781400843305
Hardcover : 232 Pages


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Investigating the enormous contribution made by female textile workers to early industrialization in Meiji Japan, Patricia Tsurumi vividly documents not only their hardships but also their triumphs. While their skills and long hours created profits for factory owners that in turn benefited the state, the labor of these women and girls enabled their tenant farming families to continue paying high rents in the countryside. Tsurumi shows that through their experiences as Japan's first modern factory workers, these "factory girls" developed an identity that played a crucial role in the history of the Japanese working class. Much of this story is based on records the factory girls themselves left behind, including their songs. "It is a delight to receive a meticulous and comprehensive volume on the plight of women who pioneered [assembly plant] employment in Asia a century ago...."--L. L. Cornell, The Journal of Asian Studies "Tsurumi writes of these rural women with compassion and treats them as sentient, valuable individuals.... [Many] readers will find these pages informative and thought provoking."--Sally Ann Hastings, Monumenta Niponica

Factory Girl by H. Gustav Klaus

Genre : Literary Criticism
Editor : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release : 1998
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105022125194
Hardcover : 117 Pages


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It is at last being recognized that, contrary to common understanding, there were working-class women poets in the nineteenth century. Yet this growing awareness is rarely accompanied by a sustained engagement with their poetry. Painstaking research into the life and work of an author remains constricted to the Brownings and Rossettis of both sexes. The present study breaks with this academic habit. It is the first critical biography of the Glaswegian writer who signed her poems as 'The Factory Girl'. It is an essay in recovery and exploration, situating Ellen Johnston at the intersection of gender, class and nation. It documents her range of subjects, styles and voices. The book is concluded by a selection of Ellen Johnston's verse.