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Laid-Off Workers in a Workers' State : Unemployment With Chinese Characteristics (Hardcover)

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Communist parties lead revolutions in the name of the industrial proletariat. But in the course of China''s post-Mao reforms, perhaps no class has experienced downward mobility as steep as the working class. An estimated 30 million of state enterprise workers have experienced "xiagang" (laying-off), a stop-gap measure short of full unemployment, leaving them in a sort of limbo without the technical or psychological skills to adjust successfully to China''s new marketized, privatized, and globalized economy. In this book, an international team of scholars explores not only the politics of "xiagang," but also the effect on Chinese workers and their families, and the variety of their responses to this unprecedented dislocation in their lives.


Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Mfg Part# 9780230613706
SKU 209153862
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0230613705
Release Date 4/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0261
Publisher Palgrave MacMillan
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