Thai Women in the Global Labor Force: Consuming Desires, Contested Selves by Mary Beth MillsThai Women in the Global Labor Force: Consuming Desires, Contested Selves by Mary Beth Mills

Thai Women in the Global Labor Force: Consuming Desires, Contested Selves

byMary Beth Mills

Paperback | April 1, 1999

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Most research on female labor migration in Thailand focuses on that country's infamous sex industry. Mary Beth Mills offers the first extended ethnographic analysis of rural women's movement into less visible occupations, paying particular attention to the hundreds of thousands of young women who fill the factories and sweatshops of the Bangkok metropolis. Mills follows the women as they travel from the village of Baan Naa Sakae to Bangkok, where they encounter new forms of consumption, new "modern" lifestyles, and a new sense of identity. By departing from the most common ethnographic portrayals of Thai women -- as mothers and rural housewives or as prostitutes -- this book expands our understanding of how gender and gender relations are constructed, contested, and transformed in contemporary Thai society.
Title:Thai Women in the Global Labor Force: Consuming Desires, Contested SelvesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:238 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.56 inPublished:April 1, 1999Publisher:Rutgers University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:081352654X

ISBN - 13:9780813526546

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