Book Chapter

Moving from boats to housing on land: intergenerational transformations of fisher households in southern China

Citation

Fengbo C & Punch S (2014) Moving from boats to housing on land: intergenerational transformations of fisher households in southern China. In: Vanderbeck R R & Worth N (eds.) Intergenerational Space. Routledge Studies in Human Geography Series. London: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415855310/

Abstract
This chapter explores the household livelihoods of fishers who have recently moved from living on their fishing boats for generations to on-land, government-built flats in southern China. This significant household and employment transition has resulted in marked patterns of intergenerational change requiring young people, adults and older people to adjust to their everyday lives in fixed housing rather than mobile boats. The chapter considers both the gendered and generational impacts of the social and economic transformations involved in the move from living and working on boats to land, drawing on qualitative data from fieldwork in the Shaoguan region of Guandong, China.

StatusPublished
Title of seriesRoutledge Studies in Human Geography Series
Publication date30/09/2014
PublisherRoutledge
Publisher URLhttp://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415855310/
Place of publicationLondon
ISBN9780415855310