This book traces the profound transformations of space, power relations, and social networks within a mobile .
The Invisible Cities of Today's China". More generally, Zhang explores in Strangers in the City the connections between spatiality and citizenship in late socialist China. Li Zhang is an assistant professor in the department of anthropology of the University of California at Davis where she teaches courses on urban culture. Published by Stanford University Press in 2001, her book is a revision of the dissertation she presented to her doctoral committee at Cornell University in 1998. Strangers in the City has been called a significant contribution to our understanding of power structures in China.
Strangers in the City is a valuable addition to our understanding of contemporary China. The issues it deals with are important ones in China and for anthropology. American Ethnologist). The economic reform that started in China in 1978 has brought about the creation of floating population, in which as many as 100 million people left their villages and streamed into cities where manufacturing factories and businesses were booming. In the cities, these rural migrants are considered strangers and outsiders. Since they are denied formal urban membership and substantive rights, they have to struggle hard for a living space.
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This massive flow of rural migrants directly challenges Chinese socialist modes of state control.
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Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks Within China's . They create what she terms "clientelist networks" and complex webs of relationship that are both strategic and highly collaborative.
Strangers in the City: Reconfigurations of Space, Power, and Social Networks Within China's Floating Population by Li Zhan. Stanford University Press, 2001, 229 pp. ISBN: 0804742065, paperback.
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