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Title: Neoliberalism, urbanism and the plight of construction workers in China
Authors: Pun, N 
Lu, H
Keywords: Construction workers
Proletarianization
Working class
Neoliberalism
Urbanism
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Pluto Journals
Source: World review of political economy, 2010, v. 1, no. 1, p. 127-141 How to cite?
Journal: World review of political economy 
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.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/32962
ISSN: 2042-891X
EISSN: 2042-8928
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