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The Resource Mobilizing without the masses : control and contention in China, Diana Fu, University of Toronto

Mobilizing without the masses : control and contention in China, Diana Fu, University of Toronto

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Mobilizing without the masses : control and contention in China
Title
Mobilizing without the masses
Title remainder
control and contention in China
Statement of responsibility
Diana Fu, University of Toronto
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Language
eng
Summary
When advocacy organizations are forbidden from rallying people to take to the streets, what do they do? When activists are detained for coordinating protests, are their hands ultimately tied? Based on political ethnography inside both legal and blacklisted labor organizations in China, this book reveals how state repression is deployed on the ground and to what effect on mobilization. It presents a novel dynamic of civil society contention - mobilizing without the masses - that lowers the risk of activism under duress. Instead of facilitating collective action, activists coach the aggrieved to challenge authorities one by one. In doing so, they lower the risks of organizing while empowering the weak. This dynamic represents a third pathway of contention that challenges conventional understandings of mobilization in an illiberal state. It takes readers inside the world of underground labor organizing and opens the black box of repression inside the world's most powerful authoritarian state. --
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Fu, Diana
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
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  • Political participation
  • Social movements
  • Civil society
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Mobilizing without the masses : control and contention in China, Diana Fu, University of Toronto
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-185) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. Organizing under duress -- 2. Labor organizations in China -- 3. Fragmented control -- 4. Competitive control -- 5. Micro-collective action -- 6. Atomized action -- 7. Discursive action -- 8. A political compromise?
Control code
on1000045141
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781108420549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000045141
Label
Mobilizing without the masses : control and contention in China, Diana Fu, University of Toronto
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 170-185) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Organizing under duress -- 2. Labor organizations in China -- 3. Fragmented control -- 4. Competitive control -- 5. Micro-collective action -- 6. Atomized action -- 7. Discursive action -- 8. A political compromise?
Control code
on1000045141
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 193 pages
Isbn
9781108420549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1000045141

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