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David S. G. Goodman

Class in Contemporary China

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More than three decades of economic growth have led to significant social change in the People’s Republic of China. This timely book examines the emerging structures of class and social stratification: how they are interpreted and managed by the Chinese Communist Party, and how they are understood and lived by people themselves.

Taal / Language : English


Tables vii

Maps viii

Chronology x

Preface xiii

Abbreviations, Measures and Note on Chinese Names and Transliteration xvi

1 Introduction: Understanding Class in China 1

Understanding China and class 5

Revolutionary class analysis 9

The bourgeoisie within the Party 17

Class by ideology; class by occupation 22

Analysing class in contemporary China 28

2 Social Stratification under Reform 34

Markers of change 35

Rural-urban relations 40

Reform and inequality 45

Stratification and class 54

The emergent class structure 58

3 The Dominant Class 64

The political elite 67

The economic elite 74

Power and wealth 82

4 The Middle Classes 92

Considering the middle class 94

Size and wealth 100

The aspirational middle class 109

The intermediate middle classes 116

5 The Subordinate Classes 122

Public-sector workers 128

Workers in the non-public sector 135

Peasants 143

6 The Political Economy of Change 149

Market transition 149

Democratization 153

A new working class 160

Peasant activism 166

Inequality and regime legitimacy 172

7 Conclusion: Inequality and Class 177

Inequality 181

Class 186

Bibliography 191

Index 221

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Paperback / softback
272 pagina's
Januari 2014
381 gram
210 x 150 x 22 mm
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