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In the Name of the Working Class: Narratives of Labour Activism in Contemporary China

Franceschini, Ivan; Sorace, Christian


Since their appearance in the mid-1990s, Chinese labour NGOs have mostly focused on disseminating labour law and guiding labour disputes through official channels. In so doing, they have assisted the Chinese Communist Party in achieving its paramount goal of maintaining social stability. In line with this approach, activists in these organizations have traditionally framed their work in terms of “public interest” or “legality,” both of which resonate with the hegemonic discourses of the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Pacific Affairs
DOI: 10.5509/2019924643


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