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Against the Law: Labor Protests in Chinas Rustbelt and Sunbelt
Against the Law: Labor Protests in Chinas Rustbelt and Sunbelt Ching Kwan Lee 0520250974 9780520250970 This powerful study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the worlds most dynamic and populo
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Against the Law: Labor Protests in Chinas Rustbelt and Sunbelt by Ching Kwan Lee

This powerful study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the worlds most dynamic and populous country. Based on remarkable fieldwork and extensive interviews in Chinese textile, apparel, machinery, and household appliance factories, Against the Law dissects the world of Chinese workers today and finds a rising tide of labor unrest mostly hidden from the worlds attention. Intense working-class agitation is being spurred by massive unemployment of Maos socialist proletariat in the northern rustbelt and by the exploitation of millions of young workers in the southern sunbelt. Providing a broad comparative political and economic analysis of the vast mosaic of this labor struggle together with unprecedented fine-grained ethnographic detail, the book portrays the multi-faceted humanity of the Chinese working class as their stories unfold in bankrupt state factories and global sweatshops, in crowded dormitories and remote villages, at heroic moments of street protests as well as in quiet disenchantment with the corrupt officialdom and the fledgling legal system.

Author: Ching Kwan Lee

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 2007-06-07

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