Palgrave Debates in Business History

The (Re)Making of the Chinese Working Class

Labor Activism and Passivity in China

Authors: Leung, Elly

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  • Engages Foucault's work on governmentality to understand Chinese society
  • Shows how worker activism is influenced by the Chinese Communist Party’s approach of thought management
  • Brings a new voice to the debate of Chinese politics and labor movements by engaging with Foucault’s work
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This book engages with Foucault’s theoretical works to understand the (re-) making of the working-class in China. In so doing, the author applies Foucault’s genealogical (historicalization) method to explore the ways the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) develop Chinese governmentality (or government of mentalities) among everyday workers in its thought management system. Through the investigation of the key events in Chinese history, she presents how China’s stable political party is sustained through the CCP’s ability to retain, update and incorporate many Confucian discourses into its contemporary form of thought management system using social networks, such as families and schools, to continuously (re-) shape workers’ consciousness into one that maintains their docility.

This book will bring a new voice to the debate of Chinese working-class politics and labour movements. It will serve as a gateway to comprehensive knowledge about China for students and academics with interests in Chinese employment relations, Chinese politics, labourist activist culture, and social movements.

About the authors

Elly Leung is a research officer at the University of Western Australia.  Since completing the doctoral thesis that explored how workers’ consciousness and mentalities were (re-) shaped by the State in China, her writings have appeared in various books and journals.

 

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The (Re)Making of the Chinese Working Class
Book Subtitle
Labor Activism and Passivity in China
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Debates in Business History
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-83313-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-83313-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-83312-1
Series ISSN
2662-4362
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 182
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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