Policing and racialization of rural migrant workers in Chinese cities

@article{Han2010PolicingAR,
  title={Policing and racialization of rural migrant workers in Chinese cities},
  author={Dong Han},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2010},
  volume={33},
  pages={593 - 610}
}
  • Dong Han
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract This article examines policing practices that produce forms of race-like status for rural migrants in Chinese cities. I analyse new forms of ‘natural attributes’-based discrimination and regulation of the rural-urban divide based on hukou, the body of laws that control household registration and movement of workers within China's developing urban industrial order. I argue that rural migrant workers are policed in cities through a process by which new disadvantageous racializing… Expand
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