Summary: This study opens a critical perspective on the slow death of socialism and the rebirth of capitalism in the world's most dynamic and populous country. Based on remarkable field-work and extensive interviews in Chinese textile, apparel, machinery, and household appliance factories, Against the Law finds a rising tide of labor unrest mostly hidden from the world's attention. Providing a broad political and economic analysis of this labor struggle together with fine-gra ...show moreined ethnographic detail, the book unfolds workers' stories in bankrupt state factories and global sweatshops, in crowded dormitories and remote villages, at street protests and in quiet disenchantment with a corrupt officialdom. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 07
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