Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-09-03

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New edition of Aihwa Ong's classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xxi
Capitalist Development and Cultural Experience
Spirits and Discipline in Capitalist Transformationp. 1
Malay Peasants from Subsistence to Commodity Productionp. 11
The Kampung Society of Coastal Selangor
Tropical Confluences: Rural Society, Capital, and the Statep. 37
Sungai Jawa: Differentiation and Dispersalp. 57
Domestic Relations: The Reconfiguration of Family Lifep. 85
Marriage Strategies: Negotiating the Futurep. 115
Neophyte Factory Women in Late Capitalism
The Modern Corporation: Manufacturing Gender Hierarchyp. 141
Neophyte Factory Women and the Negative Imagep. 179
Spirits of Resistancep. 195
Conclusionp. 215
Notesp. 223
Glossaryp. 239
Bibliographyp. 245
Indexp. 259
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