Marginalization in Urban China - Comparative Perspectives

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This book covers social inequalities in Chinese cities and provides comparative perspectives on inequality and social polarization, neoliberalization and the poor, the change of property rights, rural to urban migration and migrants' enclaves, deprivation and residential segregation, state social security and reemployment training programs.

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XVI, 313 p.
Table of Contents:
Introduction: China's Urban Marginalization in Comparative Perspectives; F.Wu & C.Webster PART I: CONCEPT AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES OF MARGINALIZATION Urban Inequality: Its Definition, Measurement, Causes and Importance; C.Hamnett Neoliberalism and the Urban Poor: A View from Latin America; A.Gilbert PART II: PROPERTY RIGHTS AND MARGINALIZATION IN CHINA Entitlement to the Benefits of Urbanisation: Comparing Migrant and Peri-Urban 'Peasants'; C.Webster & Y.Zhao Property Rights, Citizenship and the Making of the New Poor in Urban China; F.Wu The Strength of Property Rights, Prospects for the Disadvantaged, and Constraints on the Actions of the Politically Powerful in Hong Kong and China; A.Smart Empowerment or Marginalization: Land, Housing and Property Rights in Poor Neighbourhoods; H.B.Shin PART III: RURAL-URBAN MIGRATION AND MARGINALIZATION Rural-Urban Migration in China: Scale, Composition, Pattern and Deprivation; A.Hussain & Y.Wang Private Rental Housing in 'Urban Villages' in Shenzhen: Problems or Solutions?; Y.P.Wang, Y.Wang & J. Wu Chinese Urban Villages as Marginalized Neighbourhoods under Rapid Urbanization; Y.Liu & S.He PART IV: DEPRIVATION AND SEGREGATION Multiple Deprivation in Urban China: An Analysis of Individual Survey Data; Y.Yuan & F.Wu Post-Reform Residential Segregation in Three Chinese Cities: Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou; Z.Li & F.Wu PART V: STATE ACTION The Urban Dibao: Guarantee for Minimum Livelihood or for Minimal Turmoil?; D.J.Solinger State Funded Reemployment Training and Participation of Informal Employment in Tianjin; B.Li & H.Peng What has been Marginalized? Marginalization as the Constrained 'Right to the City' in Urban China; F.Wu & C.Webster
Wu, F.;Wu
Webster, C.;Webster
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Biography Artist:
ALAN GILBERT is Professor of Geography at University College London, UK.
CHRIS HAMNETT is Professor of Geography at King's College London, UK.
SHENJING HE is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, China.
HUMIN PENG is Professor of Sociology, Nanjing University, China.
ATHAR HUSSAIN is Co-Director of the Asia Research Centre at the London School of Economics, UK.
BINGQIN LI is Lecturer in Social Policy at London School of Economics, UK.
ZHIGANG LI is Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional
Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, China.
YUTING LIU is Associate Professor in the Department of Planning, School of Architecture, State key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science, South China University of Technology, China.
HYUN BANG SHIN is Lecturer in Urban Geography at the Department of Geography and Environment, London School of Economics, China.
ALAN SMART is Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Calgary, Canada.
DOROTHY J. SOLINGER is Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine, USA.
YOUJUAN WANG is a statistician in China National Statistical Bureau.
YA PING WANG is Professor in Urban Studies and Director for the Scottish Centre for Chinese Urban and Environmental Studies, School of the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, UK.
YANGLIN WANG is Professor in Geography in the College of Urban and Environmental Studies, Peking University, China.
JIANSHENG WU is Associate Professor in Peking University based at the College of Urban and Environmental Studies of the Shenzhen Graduate School, China.
YUAN YUAN is an Associate Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Sun Yat-sen University, China as well as a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University, UK.
YANJING ZHAO is the Director of City Planning Bureau of the city of Xiamen, China.

'This well-written and well-edited volume provides the best available account of the stresses and strains in China's exploding cities.' -Ray Forrest, Housing Studies

1st ed. 2010
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Release date:
1 January 2010
Package Dimensions:
0.216 x 0.14 x 0.019 m; 0.454 kg
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