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Commons and the Right to the City in Contemporary China

Inverardi-Ferri, Carlo


This essay outlines the development of Dongxiaokou, an urban village on the outskirts of Beijing. Until urban redevelopment projects accelerated its demolition in recent years, this informal settlement was home to a massive population of migrant workers, who had made this place their base for entering the capital’s labour market. The story of Dongxiaokou provides interesting insights into the process of commodification of land in contemporary China. In particular, it highlights the tension...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2018-04
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.22459/MIC.04.2018.27
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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