Mobile Cultures of Migrant Workers in Southern China: Informal Literacies in the Negotiation of (New) Social Relations of the New Working Women

  title={Mobile Cultures of Migrant Workers in Southern China: Informal Literacies in the Negotiation of (New) Social Relations of the New Working Women},
  author={Angel Lin and Avin H. M. Tong},
  journal={Knowledge, Technology \& Policy},
  • A. Lin, A. Tong
  • Published 13 June 2008
  • Sociology
  • Knowledge, Technology & Policy
In this paper, we analyze the data collected through in-depth interviews of migrant workers in Southern China about their mobile cultures. In particular, we focus on understanding the role that mobile cultures play in female workers’ negotiation of their social and romantic relations and leisure space and how these negotiations are directly or indirectly facilitated by development of informal literacies through their frequent short message service communicative practices. These will help us… Expand
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