The making of labour precariousness in post-1949 China
If Marxists are right, why did Mao’s China witness a prevalence of precarious labour? If mainstream modernization theorists are right, why has post-Mao China seen a growth of precarious workers? In the light of these paradoxes, this thesis asks: what are the mechanisms that generate labour precariousness in post-1949 China?
Drawing upon insights from Marxism, mainstream economics, Polanyianism, and the theory of primitive socialist accumulation, this thesis develops a theor...Expand abstract
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