"Cogent, evocative, and theoretically rigorous. I know of no one else who has so artfully delineated the complex, heterogeneous effects of political mobilization on the formation of collective and individual subjectivities."Dorinne Kondo, author of Crafting Selves
As a literature professor and feminist scholar now living in China, I thought I would naturally find myself part of Rofel's audience. Still, I struggled to read the book, and felt Rofel's writing style was not only too technical but also redundant...She has an important message to convey about the changing status of Chinese women workers, but her esoteric vocabulary and fuzzy theorizing hide it.