探析中国打工妹之婚恋 = A study on love and marriage of Chinese female migrant workers
朱嘉怡 Zhu, Jiayi
Date of Issue2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
中国打工妹指从农村进入城市打工的一批年轻女性。随着中国迈向市场化、现代化与全球化的经济时代，中国打工妹成为廉价劳动力必不可少的一部分。农村出生的打工妹希望通过劳动在城市获得一杯羹，也渴望在城市里遇到美好的爱情。但是农村身份的限制让她们的理想与现实产生了矛盾，城乡二元社会结构中文化、经济与制度的差异使打工妹成为了双重边缘人。本文以新颖的角度出发，主要探讨处于双重边缘身份的打工妹所经历的独特婚姻与恋爱生活。有些打工妹选择回到农村，有些愿意用身体与全球资本主义的商品利益来交换，有些励志用自己的双手打造与众不同的人生。本文以打工妹为主导的六种不同类型的婚恋模式进行分析，通过对打工妹的亲自采访，对她们的婚恋观念进行解读。Chinese female migrant workers, known as Dagongmei, refers to a group of young women from the rural areas working in the cities. As China moves into an era of market-oriented, modernized and globalised economy, Chinese migrant women become an indispensable part of cheap labor. Rural-born female migrant workers hope to gain a brighter prospect in the city through labour work and also desire to find their love in the city. However, restrictions in their rural identity cause the ideal and reality come into contradiction, Chinese urban-rural dualistic social structure sends a dividing line forming cultural, economic and institutional differences, leading to a double alienation of Chinese female migrant workers. This paper, in a new perspective, aims to discuss the dual marginalized identity of migrant women who have experienced a unique marriage and love life. Some migrant workers choose to return to the rural villages, some willing to use their body in exchange with the benefits of goods from global capitalism and some inspired to create a marvellous life with their own hands. This paper analyzes the six different types of love and marriage patterns dominated by Chinese female migrants and the concept of love and marriage is interpreted through personal interviews with migrant women.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University