THE RESISTANCE OF LAND-LOST FARMERS IN CHINA: 'INTERESTS-STRIVING' AND 'STRUGGLE BY ORDER'
Journal of Community Positive Practices, 2012, issue 3, 478-499
This paper discusses the nature of activities brought about by land-lost farmers whose collectively-owned land has been expropriated in China. Through a case study, it is argued that the ultimate purpose of land-lost farmersÂ’ activities is mostly to improve their economic status, thus their responses to land expropriation are characterised as Â‘interests-strivingÂ’ activities. Their activities are mainly based on a paradox combination of institutionalized and paternalist order and are much contingent under the macro policy of Â‘maintaining stabilityÂ’ (weiwen, è†¸é› â”³), thus the most effective means of resources that they try to mobilise can be claimed as Â‘struggle by orderÂ’.
Keywords: land-lost farmers; resistance; interests-striving; struggle by order (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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