File Download
  Links for fulltext
     (May Require Subscription)
Supplementary

Article: Mobile cultures of migrant workers in Southern China: Informal literacies in the negotiation of (new) social relations of the new working women

TitleMobile cultures of migrant workers in Southern China: Informal literacies in the negotiation of (new) social relations of the new working women
Authors
KeywordsMobile culture
SMS communication
Informal literacies
Migrant workers
Issue Date2008
PublisherTransaction Publishers.
Citation
Knowledge, Technology and Policy, 2008, v. 21 n. 2, p. 73-81 How to Cite?
AbstractIn this paper, we analyze the data collected through in-depth interviews of migrant workers in Southern China about their mobile cultures. In particular, we focus on understanding the role that mobile cultures play in female workers’ negotiation of their social and romantic relations and leisure space and how these negotiations are directly or indirectly facilitated by development of informal literacies through their frequent short message service communicative practices. These will help us understand the lifestyle aspirations and life trajectories of the new young working women in China who are experiencing the most rapid socioeconomic changes in society and negotiating their ways of life amidst much tension between old and new values governing lifestyle aspirations, familial, and gender relations.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146528
ISSN

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLin, A-
dc.contributor.authorTong, A-
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-25T02:47:35Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-25T02:47:35Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationKnowledge, Technology and Policy, 2008, v. 21 n. 2, p. 73-81-
dc.identifier.issn0897-1986-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/146528-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we analyze the data collected through in-depth interviews of migrant workers in Southern China about their mobile cultures. In particular, we focus on understanding the role that mobile cultures play in female workers’ negotiation of their social and romantic relations and leisure space and how these negotiations are directly or indirectly facilitated by development of informal literacies through their frequent short message service communicative practices. These will help us understand the lifestyle aspirations and life trajectories of the new young working women in China who are experiencing the most rapid socioeconomic changes in society and negotiating their ways of life amidst much tension between old and new values governing lifestyle aspirations, familial, and gender relations.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherTransaction Publishers.-
dc.relation.ispartofKnowledge, Technology and Policy-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectMobile culture-
dc.subjectSMS communication-
dc.subjectInformal literacies-
dc.subjectMigrant workers-
dc.titleMobile cultures of migrant workers in Southern China: Informal literacies in the negotiation of (new) social relations of the new working womenen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLin, A: angellin@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s12130-008-9045-9-
dc.identifier.volume21-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage73-
dc.identifier.epage81-
dc.identifier.eissn1874-6314-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-
dc.identifier.citeulike3622610-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats