Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market by Dorothy J. Solinger, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market

Contesting Citizenship in Urban China: Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market

by Dorothy J. Solinger
     
 

Post-Mao market reforms in China have led to a massive migration of rural peasants toward the cities. Officially denied residency in the cities, the over 80 million members of this "floating population" provide labor for the economic boom in urban areas but are largely denied government benefits that city residents receive.
In an incisive and original study

Overview

Post-Mao market reforms in China have led to a massive migration of rural peasants toward the cities. Officially denied residency in the cities, the over 80 million members of this "floating population" provide labor for the economic boom in urban areas but are largely denied government benefits that city residents receive.
In an incisive and original study that goes against the grain of much of the current discussion on citizenship, Dorothy J. Solinger challenges the notion that markets necessarily promote rights and legal equality in any direct or linear fashion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520213470
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
05/17/1999
Pages:
463
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.50(d)

What People are saying about this

Elizabeth Perry
An outstanding work.
—Elizabeth Perry, author of Shanghai on Strike
Saskia Sassen
In this extraordinary book, Solinger documents that the coming of markets cannot easily convert outsiders into citizens…an enormously rich and detailed account.
—Saskia Sassen, author of Globalization and Its Discontents

Meet the Author

Dorothy J. Solinger is Professor of Politics and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Her most recent books are From Lathes to Looms: China's
Industrial Policy in Comparative Perspective, 1979-1984
(1991) and China's Transition from Socialism: Statist Legacies and Market Reforms (1993).

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