In Hannah Schling’s article a social reproduction lens is used to investigate the gendered and temporal dynamics within the emergence of a temporary, feminised migrant workforce manufacturing electronics for export in South China’s Pearl River Delta.
Denied access to state-funded reproduction and permanent urban citizenship by the state’s household registration (户口, hukou) system, labour migrants are rendered permanently temporary inhabitants of the cities in which they work.
Their double burden organised across this spatial separation between urban production and rural reproduction, women migrants are positioned as ‘doubly temporary’ workers.
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