Unpacking the Complexity of Gender, Class and Hukou
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I revisited Meteor in April 2018 while I was in the middle of preparing this manuscript. It has been seven years since I started the fieldwork at Meteor. Only six out of 120 workers that I knew who used to work in the public space of Meteor are still there. Although losing contact with most of the workers, I am able to trace the trajectory of some of them. Xiaoxiao, one of the few workers who remain at Meteor, has divorced her ‘irresponsible’ husband (as she commented in Chap. 5), and is starting a new relationship with a man who also dagong in Shanghai.
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