From ‘Class’ to ‘Social Strata': grasping the social totality in reform-era China

  title={From ‘Class’ to ‘Social Strata': grasping the social totality in reform-era China},
  author={Ann S. Anagnost},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={497 - 519}
Abstract Reform era China has witnessed the simultaneous production of a middle class and increasing socioeconomic inequality. The ideological counterpart of this development is a new form of cultural nationalism that stands in striking contrast to Maoist developmentalism and in striking conformity with neoliberal logics. This article explores this shift in Chinese nationalism and national ideology by looking at the rejection of the language of class and the adoption of social strata as the… 

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