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Gender, sexuality and power in Chinese companies : beauties at work / Liu Jieyu
Bib ID 7329510
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Liu, Jieyu, author
 
Description London : Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2017] 
©2017 
xiii, 158 pages ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 1137505745 (hardback)
9781137505743 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 9781137505750 (electronic book)
Series

Gender, development and social change.

Full contents
  • Series Editor's Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Tables ; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chen; Yu; Structure of the Book; Note; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Becoming 'White-Collar Beauties' in Urban China; Women and Employment in China; The Emergence of Urban Professionals; Sexualized Femininity and Economy; The Making of 'White-Collar Beauties'; The Only Child Generation; The Organization; Working as a 'White-Collar Beauty' in the Organization; Pursuit of Beauty; Complications; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 3: Towards a Local Feminist Understanding of Gender and Sexuality; Gender.
  • Gender and WorkYin-Yang and the Pursuit of Harmony; Confucian Familialism and Role Orientations; Biological Determinism; Sexuality; Respectability; Inner-Outer as Signifiers of Moral Agency; Sexuality and Development; Towards Local Feminist Research; Power; Production Relations; Cathexis (Emotional Relations); Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 4: 'The Weaker Sex'; Organizing Work; Roles and Responsibilities; Remuneration; Consent and Resistance; Class Consciousness; Three Paths; At the Crossroads; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 5: Sex in Work; The Official Stance; Office Banter.
  • CheerleadersConclusion; Bibliography; Chapter 6: Sex as Work; 'Being Pretty but Not Sexy'; Sexualized Encounters; Three-Step Socializing; 'Pretty Women' and 'Handsome Men'; Negotiating the Sexualized Business Culture; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 7: Affect, Power and Resistance; Structural Possibility for Resistance; Apprenticeships; Evaluation System; Management Style; Affect; Precarious Sisterhood; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 8: Marriage and Family; Remnants of the Work Unit; Finding the 'One'; In Charge of the Family; Getting a Divorce; Conclusion; Notes.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Women professional employees -- China.  |  Sex discrimination against women -- China.

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