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Technomobility in China: Young Migrant Women and Mobile Phones

Cara Wallis


As unprecedented waves of young, rural women journey to cities in China, not only to work, but also to “see the world” and gain some autonomy, they regularly face significant institutional obstacles as well as deep-seated anti-rural prejudices. This book provides an intimate portrait of the social, cultural, and economic implications of mobile communication for a group of young women engaged in unskilled service work in Beijing, where they live and work for indefinite periods of time. While simultaneously situating within the fields of feminist studies, technology studies, and communication th ... More

Keywords: contemporary China, anti-rural prejudice, mobile communication, unskilled service, rural women, Beijing, mobile technology, mobile phone

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780814795262
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814795262.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cara Wallis, author