Labor Activists and the New Working Class in China: Strike Leaders' Struggles

Labor Activists and the New Working Class in China: Strike Leaders' Struggles

by P. Leung

Hardcover(2015)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137483492
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Series: Social Movements and Transformation
Edition description: 2015
Pages: 199
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Parry P. Leung is Associate Professor in the School of Sociology at the China University of Political Science and Law, China. He was the founder and chair of Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM) during 2006 to 2013. SACOM is a Hong Kong-based anti-sweatshop organization which has been active in uncovering labor abuses in China.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding Labor Activism in China 2. The Macro-Setting: The New Working Class Under the Chinese State Capitalism 3. The Micro-Setting: Strikes of Jewelry Workers in PRD 4. Organizing Mechanism of the Strikes 5. Leading Strikes in China: The Critical Role of the Labor Activists 6. The 'Citizen Strike': Sustaining the Organizing Core 7. Conclusion: The Way Towards An Organized Labor Movement

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