This chapter examines rural Chinese women's experiences with fieldwork and household labor. It explains that during the 1950s, financial and political necessity required that women show up each day to engage in collective field work, even as their domestic responsibilities remained constant, unnamed and unremunerated. It suggests that in their own recollection, the women described their own virtue, fortitude, and suffering and offered both oblique statements and silences about maternal attachment.
California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.