Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline: Factory Women in Malaysia (Suny Series in Anthropology of Work)

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline: Factory Women in Malaysia (Suny Series in Anthropology of Work)

Aihwa Ong / Dec 11, 2019

Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline Factory Women in Malaysia Suny Series in Anthropology of Work Why are Malay women workers periodically seized by spirit possession on the shopfloors of modern factories In this book Aihwa Ong captures the disruptions conflicts and ambivalences in the lives of

  • Title: Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline: Factory Women in Malaysia (Suny Series in Anthropology of Work)
  • Author: Aihwa Ong
  • ISBN: 9780887063817
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Why are Malay women workers periodically seized by spirit possession on the shopfloors of modern factories In this book, Aihwa Ong captures the disruptions, conflicts, and ambivalences in the lives of Malay women and their families as they make the transition from peasant society to industrial production.To discover the meaning that the market economy and wage labor holdWhy are Malay women workers periodically seized by spirit possession on the shopfloors of modern factories In this book, Aihwa Ong captures the disruptions, conflicts, and ambivalences in the lives of Malay women and their families as they make the transition from peasant society to industrial production.To discover the meaning that the market economy and wage labor hold for Malay peasants, Ong conducted anthropological field work in an agricultural district in Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia, which is undergoing rapid proletarianization Weaving together history, ethnography, and quantitative analysis, she addresses many questions pertaining to peasants and state policies The book shows how the diverging roles of young men and women are increasingly channelled, by educational and labor market pressures, toward conformity with corporate culture and capitalist discipline.A unique feature of this book is the portrayal of Malay women workers in Japanese factories, caught between their culture and the culture of capitalism Ong argues that cultural values and practices both Islamic Malay and foreign are reworked and reconstituted in the industrial hierarchy Her vivid accounts of hysterical episodes, violent incidents, and women s self perceptions provide insights into their attitudes toward capitalist relations.By illuminating the encounter of Malay peasants with global industrial production, the book also throws light on the attitude of neophyte wage workers elsewhere in the Third World.

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    1. Ong's study of Malaysia's industrialization is a more sweeping structural analysis of Malay society than the specificity of its subtitle may suggest. The first half, Parts I and II, is taken up with a discussion of the neoliberal transformation of late twentieth-century Malaysia as it becomes integrated into the global system of industrial capitalism. First under the aegis of colonial power, and later the political machinery of indigenous nationalism, rural Malays have been mobilized as a new ba [...]


    2. Ong presents how the lives and power of women have changed in Malaysia with the explosion of jobs that they can do (and often, are the only applicants for). Ong follows the changes in the family dynamic (girls can now be breadwinners and are much more valuable to their households, drastically changing their pull, rights and the marriage process), and in the culture at large. Yet as an ethnographic work this does not look nearly enough at how Malaysian women feel about the change or their cultura [...]



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