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Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China

ISBN : 9780190052614

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¥4,609
Author: 
Joel Andreas
Pages
312 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
156 x 156 mm
Pub date
Nov 2019
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In the decades following World War II, factories in many countries not only provided secure employment and a range of economic entitlements, but also recognized workers as legitimate stakeholders, enabling them to claim rights to participate in decision making and hold factory leaders accountable. In recent decades, as employment has become more precarious, these attributes of industrial citizenship have been eroded and workers have increasingly been reduced to hired hands. As Joel Andreas shows in Disenfranchised, no country has experienced these changes as dramatically as China. Drawing on a decade of field research, including interviews with both factory workers and managers, Andreas traces the changing political status of workers inside Chinese factories from 1949 to the present, carefully analyzing how much power they have actually had to shape their working conditions.

Index: 

Preface
1. China and the era of industrial citizenship
2. Enfranchised
3. Participatory paternalism
4. Mass supervision
5. Big democracy
6. Revolutionary committees
7. Reforming the work unit system
8. Disenfranchised
9. Lessons and prospects
Appendices
Major events
Chinese terms
Acronyms
Interviewees
Bibliography

About the author: 

Joel Andreas is Associate Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University. His first book, Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Rise of China's New Class, analyzed the contentious merger of old and new elites following the 1949 Revolution.

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