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Against the law [electronic resource] : labor protests in China's rustbelt and sunbelt / Ching Kwan Lee.

Author/Creator:
Lee, Ching Kwan.
Publication:
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (341 p.)
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Subjects:
Working class -- China -- Guangdong Sheng.
Working class -- China -- Liaoning Sheng.
Demonstrations -- China -- Guangdong Sheng.
Demonstrations -- China -- Liaoning Sheng.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the world's most dynamic and populous country. Based on remarkable fieldwork and extensive interviews in Chinese textile, apparel, machinery, and household appliance factories, Against the Law finds a rising tide of labor unrest mostly hidden from the world's attention. Providing a broad political and economic analysis of this labor struggle together with fine-grained ethnographic detail, the book portrays the Chinese working class as workers' stories unfold in bankrupt state factories and global sweatshops, in crowded dormitories and remote villages, at street protests as well as in quiet disenchantment with the corrupt officialdom and the fledgling legal system.
Contents:
Front matter
Contents
Preface
Part 1. Decentralized Legal Authoritarianism
Part 2. Rustbelt Protests of Desperation
Part 3. Sunbelt Protests against Discrimination
Part 4. Conclusion
Methodological Appendix: Fieldwork in Two Provinces
Notes
Bibliography
Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
1-281-75258-4
9786611752583
0-520-94064-4
1-4337-0831-0
OCLC:
320323716
Publisher Number:
10.1525/9780520940642 doi