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Myth of the social volcano : perceptions of inequality and distributive injustice in contemporary China

Author: Martin King Whyte
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book reports the results of the first systematic nationwide survey in China of the attitudes that ordinary Chinese citizens have toward increased inequalities generated by the market reform  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin King Whyte
ISBN: 9780804769419 0804769419 9780804769426 0804769427
OCLC Number: 434613459
Description: xiv, 250 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : is rising anger over inequality propelling China toward a "social volcano" --
China's post-socialist transition and rising inequality --
The China national survey on inequality and distributive injustice issues --
What do Chinese citizens see as fair and unfair about current inequalities? --
Chinese views on inequality and distributive injustice in comparative perspective --
Chinese attitudes toward current inequalities --
Perceptions of current inequalities --
Preferences for equality and inequality --
Views on stratification and class conflict --
Views about opportunities and social justice --
Conclusion : beyond the myth of the social volcano.
Responsibility: Martin King Whyte.

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"A pioneering sociologist of China, Whyte takes on an immensely important yet long-neglected issue of how Chinese people feel about growing inequalities. He presents a systematic analysis of an Read more...

 
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