"NEOLIBERALISM, URBANISM AND THE PLIGHT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN CHINA"

Ngai Pun, Huilin Lu

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Abstract

"Thirty years after China’s Reform and Opening, China has become not only the world’s workshop, but also the world’s largest construction site. In large and small construction sites throughout the country, 40 million “peasant workers” are building world-class metropolises such as Beijing and Shanghai, creating China’s economic miracle of rapid growth, and making many Chinese people euphoric about “the rise of a powerful state” (daguo jueqi). From the perspective of Marxist and post-Marxist theory, we try to understand these “peasant workers” in the process of working-class formation and China’s overall social transformation. Through this study, we reflect on the question of neoliberalism, urbanism and the formation of a new working class in China."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-141
Number of pages15
JournalWorld Review of Political Economy
Volume1
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • construction workers
  • proletarianization
  • working class
  • neoliberalism
  • urbanism

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"NEOLIBERALISM, URBANISM AND THE PLIGHT OF CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN CHINA". / Pun, Ngai ; Lu, Huilin .

In: World Review of Political Economy, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2010, p. 127-141.

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