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Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development

Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development

by Yu Hong
     
 

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Recognizing China as the leading growth outlet in the contemporary global economy and informationization as a strategic trend of China's economic development, Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development examines crucial connections between the evolving political economy of information and Communications technology (ICT) and

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Recognizing China as the leading growth outlet in the contemporary global economy and informationization as a strategic trend of China's economic development, Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development examines crucial connections between the evolving political economy of information and Communications technology (ICT) and the reconstitution of class relations in China. Focusing specifically on the late 1980s through 2008, Yu Hong situates China's ICT development at the intersection of transnational trends, domestic policies, and institutional arrangements in order to show-how evolving class relations in the ICT sector are shaped by and shaping the transnational capitalist dynamics and domestic socioeconomic transformations. Furthermore, Hong argues that as China emerges as a global ICT manufacturing powerhouse, the huge and still expanding pool of Chinese ICT workers and their newly attained identities-as wage labor rather than consumers-constitute a missing but important dimension of human experiences in the rise of the "information society." Labor, Class Formation, and China's Informationized Policy of Economic Development's timely and comprehensive analysis will make it of interest to both communication and Asian studies scholars alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739137260
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
03/31/2011
Pages:
322
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Yu Hong is assistant professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at University of Southern California.

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