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Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition
Factory Women in Malaysia
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition
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Aihwa Ong - Author
Carla Freeman - Introduction
SUNY series in the Anthropology of Work
Price: $75.00 
Hardcover - 294 pages
Release Date: September 2010
ISBN10: 1-4384-3355-7
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3355-4

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Paperback - 294 pages
Release Date: September 2010
ISBN10: 1-4384-3354-9
ISBN13: 978-1-4384-3354-7

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New edition of the classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

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.” — from the Introduction by Carla Freeman

Aihwa Ong is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. Her many books include Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality and Neoliberalism as Exception: Mutations in Citizenship and Sovereignty.




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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction by Carla Freeman
List of Abbreviations

PART I. Capitalist Development and Cultural Experience

1. Spirits and Discipline in Capitalist Transformation

2. Malay Peasants from Subsistence to Commodity Production

PART II. The Kampung Society of Coastal Selangor

3. Tropical Confluences: Rural Society, Capital, and the State

4. Sungai Jawa: Differentiation and Dispersal

5. Domestic Relations: The Reconfiguration of Family Life

6. Marriage Strategies: Negotiating the Future

PART III. Neophyte Factory Women in Late Capitalism

7. The Modern Corporation: Manufacturing Gender Hierarchy

8. Neophyte Factory Women and the Negative Image

9. Spirits of Resistance

10. Conclusion

Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index


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