The Inconvenient Generation: Migrant Youth Coming of Age on Shanghai's Edge
Minhua Ling (Author)
After three decades of massive rural-to-urban migration in China, a burgeoning population of over 35 million second-generation migrants living in its cities poses a challenge to socialist modes of population management and urban governance. In The Inconvenient Generation, Minhua Ling offers the first longitudinal study of these migrant youth from middle school to the labor market in the years after the Shanghai municipal government partially opened its public school system to them. Drawing on multi-sited ethnographic data, Ling follows the trajectories of dozens of children coming of age at a time of competing economic and social imperatives, and its everyday ramifications on their sense of identity, educational outcomes, and citizenship claims. Under policies and practices of segmented inclusion, they are inevitably funneled through the school system toward a life of manual labor. Illuminating the aspirations and strategies of these young men and women, Ling captures their experiences against the backdrop of a reemergent global Shanghai. CPSIA choking or other US hazard warning -No California Proposition 65 hazard warning necessary
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About the Author
Minhua Ling is Assistant Professor in the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
- Contributor: Minhua Ling
- Imprint: Stanford University Press
- ISBN13: 9781503609976
- Number of Pages: 288
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x229mm
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Stanford University Press
- Release Date: 2020-01-07
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Minhua Ling is Assistant Professor in the Centre for China Studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.