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ERIC Number: EJ1164319
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1061-1932
Urbanized Children: Urban-Rural Awareness and Identity Consciousness of Migrant Workers' Children
Yihan, Xiong
Chinese Education & Society, v50 n4 p409-424 2017
The author applies a textual analysis and case study of two dramatic events in rural migrant children's lives: following their parents to cities and returning to the countryside with volunteers. The author finds (1) early life experience holds special importance by differentiating migrant workers' children into "one-and-a-half generation" migrants and second generation migrants; (2) "migrant workers' children" is not an identity, but rather a status; (3) the status identity of migrant workers' children is not solely determined by social structure, but rather driven by events over time, a social construction and unstable; and (4) status identity has both self-expressive and self-protective functions, which respectively constitute an aggressive identity and reactive identity; the conflict between these two identities is especially apparent in migrant workers' children. [This article was translated by Jeff Keller.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China
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