INDEX
Admonition meeting, 118–120
Age, for rural women, 178–179, 183–184
Agency: of Chinese women, 61; and class,
26, 27
Agricultural work, and industrial work,
14–15, 116
Alienated labor, 163; Marx on, 20; and
rural family life, 64–65
Althusser, Louis, 65
Anagnost, Ann, 10
Andors, Phyllis, 9, 40
Appearance, dagongmei, 111–112, 135–
136, 159
Ardner, Shirley, 154
Asexual labor, 177
Asexual subject, 134, 162
Assembly line: described, 86–91; processes
of, 88–90; timing of jobs on, 89; work-
ers, 145–150. See also Production line
Bao’an. See Shenzhen, China
Bei mei (northern girls), 121–122, 141
‘‘Blind flow’’ (mangliu), 73, 79
‘‘Blue River’’ (village), 32–35
Bodies: and factory discipline, 136; as
industrial, 193; perverted, 150–151; on
production line, 81; rural, 14–15, 77–
78; sexualized, 21, 142–143; social, 20;
socialist, 78–80
Bodily pain, 194; disciplinary power over,
176–178; as embodiment of resistance,
22; and the workplace, 21–22; and
Yan’s scream and dream, 169
Bonding, health risks of, 170–172
Bonuses, 92–93, 124–125
Bourdieu, Pierre, 128, 131
Butler, Judith, 136, 144
Cantonese: dialects of, 130–131; and Man-
darin, rivalry between, 128–130
Cantonese girls (Canton mei), 121
Canton mei (Cantonese girls), 121, 154–
155
Capital, global: advent of, 33; opening of
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