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By Roberta Zavoretti

Many of the hundreds of thousands of employees streaming in from rural China to jobs at city factories quickly locate themselves in new sorts of poverty and oppression. but, their person reviews are way more nuanced than renowned narratives may well recommend. Rural Origins, urban Lives probes long-held assumptions approximately migrant employees in China. Drawing on fieldwork in Nanjing, Roberta Zavoretti argues that many rural-born urban-dwellers are�contrary to country coverage and media portrayals�heterogeneous of their employment, way of life, and aspirations. operating and residing within the towns, rural-born employees switch China�s city panorama, turning into a part of an more and more different and stratified society. Zavoretti unearths that, over thirty years after the Open Door Reform, classification formation, no longer place of dwelling prestige, is essential to figuring out inequality in modern China.

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