Spirits of resistance and capitalist discipline : factory women in Malaysia /

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Ong, Aihwa, author.
Edition:Second edition.
Imprint:Albany : State University of New York Press, [2010]
Description:1 online resource (294 pages)
Series:SUNY series in the anthropology of work
SUNY series in the anthropology of work.
Subject:Economic anthropology -- Malaysia -- Selangor.
Women electronic industry workers -- Malaysia -- Selangor.
Working class -- Malaysia -- Selangor.
Social change -- Case studies.
Peasants -- Malaysia -- Selangor.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Economic anthropology.
Rural conditions.
Social change.
Women electronic industry workers.
Working class.
Soziale Situation
Selangor -- Rural conditions.
Malaysia -- Selangor.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Electronic books.
Case studies.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11134658
Hidden Bibliographic Details
Digital file characteristics:text file
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Summary:In the two decades since its original publication, Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline has become a classic in the fields of anthropology, labor, gender and globalization studies. Based on intensive fieldwork, the book captures a moment of profound transformation for rural Muslim women even as their labor helped launch Malaysia's rise as a tiger economy. Aihwa Ong's analysis of the disruptions, conflicts, and ambivalences that roiled the lives of working women has inspired later generations of feminist ethnographers in their study of power, resistance, religious upheavals, and subject formation in the industrial periphery. With a critical introduction by anthropologist Carla Freeman, this new edition upholds an exemplary model of anthropological inquiry into cultural modes of resistance to the ideology, discipline, and workings of global capitalism.
"This work ... remains powerful for its refusal to over-simplify the complexities of export industrialization as a model for economic development, and for its demonstration of the intimate dialectics of culture, economy, gender, religion, and class, and the meaningfulness of place amid the swirling forces of global capitalism ... [It] opened up many of the questions that should continue to inspire our analyses of globalization today. Indeed, these questions are equally compelling for the reader returning to this work after twenty years and for the reader new to this text and to the intriguing and complex puzzles of globalization."--The Introduction by Carla Freeman --Book Jacket.
Other form:Print version: Ong, Aihwa. Spirits of resistance and capitalist discipline. 2nd ed. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2010 9781438433554