Contesting Citizenship in Urban China Peasant Migrants, the State, and the Logic of the Market

ISBN-10: 0520217969
ISBN-13: 9780520217966
Edition: 1999
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 5/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Post-Mao market reforms in China have led to a massive migration of rural peasants toward the cities. Officially denied residency in the cities, the over 80 million members of this "floating population" provide labor for the economic boom in urban areas but are largely denied government benefits that city residents receive. In an incisive and original study that goes against the grain of much of the current discussion on citizenship, Dorothy J. Solinger challenges the notion that markets necessarily promote rights and legal equality in any direct or linear fashion.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Citizenship, Markets, and the State
What Is the Floating Population?
Structure
State Polices I: Turning Peasants into Subjects
Urban Bureaucracies I: Migrants and Institutional Change
The Urban Rationing Regime I: Prejudice and Public Goods
Agency
State Policies II: The Floating Population Leaves Its Rural Origins
Urban Bureaucracies II: Peasants Enter Urban Labor Markets
The Urban Rationing Regime II: Coping Outside It and Alternate Citizenship
Conclusion: Floating to Where? Citizenship and the Logic of the Market in a Time of Systemic Transition
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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