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Residential Space and Collective Interest Formation in Beijings Housing Disputes

Tomba, Luigi


This article investigates the interest structure that leads to collective conflicts over the protection of private property in middle-class residential compounds in Beijing. The departure from a work-unit dominated social landscape means that work and residence are now de-linked and the new private residential compounds create communities of consumers, not of producers. Individual status is formed in the context of local socialization patterns in the neighbourhoods at least as much as in the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: The China Quarterly
DOI: 10.1017/S0305741005000573


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