China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities

CSC China Perspectives series

Edited by Beatriz Carrillo and David S.G. Goodman

The expert contributors illustrate how the development of the urban economic environment has led to changes in the urban working class, through an exploration of the workplace experiences of rural migrant workers, and of the plight of the old working class in the state-owned sector. They address questions on the extent to which migrant workers have become a new working class, are absorbed into the old working class, or simply remain as migrant workers. Changes in class relations in villages in the urban periphery – where the urbanization drive and in-migration has lead to a new local politics of class differentiation – are also raised.

Front Matter

Edited by Beatriz Carrillo and David S.G. Goodman

Subjects: asian studies, asian development, asian geography, asian politics and policy, asian urban and regional studies, development studies, asian development, politics and public policy, asian politics, urban and regional studies, regional studies, urban studies

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China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities CARRILLO 9781781005729 PRINT.indd i 31/08/2012 11:06 CSC CHINA PERSPECTIVES Series Editor: David S.G. Goodman, University of Sydney, Australia China is becoming an increasingly important influence on many countries across the globe, so that understanding China’s society and culture, its history and development is a central intellectual challenge for the future. This valuable series introduces original studies that provide historical and comparative perspectives on China, as well as analyses of contemporary China under the pressure of economic growth. The CSC China Perspectives series presents both high-quality monographs and edited collaborations, and is produced by the University of Sydney China Studies Centre (CSC). The CSC aims to harness its existing expertise in a wide range of disciplines to provide a greater understanding of China and its impact on local, regional and global affairs. CARRILLO 9781781005729 PRINT.indd ii 31/08/2012 11:06 China’s Peasants and Workers: Changing Class Identities Edited by Beatriz Carrillo and David S.G. Goodman University of Sydney, Australia CSC CHINA PERSPECTIVES Edward Elgar Cheltenham, UK • Northampton, MA, USA CARRILLO 9781781005729 PRINT.indd iii 31/08/2012 11:06