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Holding up Half the Sky: A Feminist Investigation into the Making of the Chinese Urban Female Entrepreneur

Abstract This dissertation focused on the links among micro-enterprise development (MD), social capital building, and the accompanying social lives of Chinese female entrepreneurs in two China's urban areas—Nanjing and Haikou. It engaged with a few important discussions concerning China’s liberal politics during the reform era, the global trend of neo-liberal capitalism, and the social construction of a new worker-subject—the Chinese urban female entrepreneur shaped by the hybrid marriage of state politics and global capital. The research findings from this research project contributed to the tradition of feminist theories, which endeavors to explore the relationship between neo-liberalism and gender. In particular, gender was found to concretiz... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Zhang, Dongling (Author) / Jurik, Nancy (Advisor) / Quan, H.L.T. (Advisor) / MacKinnon, Stephen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sociology / Women's studies / Political Science / Chinese Urban Female Entrepreneurs / Chinese Women and Labor / Micro-enterprise Development / Micro-enterprise Development Programs / Neo-liberal China / Women's Self-employment
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 204 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Justice Studies 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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