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The Feminization of Modernity: A Case Study of Women Migrant Workers in a Lao Garment Factory

Describes theoretical debate on the feminization of modernity and economic transition and ethnic migration patterns. Analyzes the urban lifestyles of the female migrant workers in the garment factory in Vientiane, the capital city in Laos and young female factory workers and modern practices. Mentions the ethnicity of Lao Loum, Khmu, and Hmong with significant findings on migration drivers, urban adaptations, and new aspirations.