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By Susanne Yuk-Ping Choi,Yinni Peng

Drawing at the lifestyles tales of 266 migrants in South China, Choi and Peng learn the impact of mass rural-to-urban migration on kinfolk and gender relationships, with a selected specialize in alterations in males and masculinities. They express how migration has compelled migrant males to renegotiate their roles as enthusiasts, husbands, fathers, and sons. in addition they exhibit how migrant males make masculine compromises: they attempt to maintain the gender boundary and their symbolic dominance in the kinfolk by way of making concessions on marital energy and household department of work, and through redefining filial piety and fatherhood. The tales of those migrant males and their households show one other part to China’s sweeping financial reform, modernization, and grand social transformations.

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