Socialist emulation in China: worker heroes yesterday and today

@article{Funari2013SocialistEI,
  title={Socialist emulation in China: worker heroes yesterday and today},
  author={R. Funari and B. Mees},
  journal={Labor History},
  year={2013},
  volume={54},
  pages={240 - 255}
}
  • R. Funari, B. Mees
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Labor History
  • Chinese labour heroes represent an idiosyncratic expression of a broader twentieth-century phenomenon of promoting worker emulation through the hailing of model labourers. Taken from a comparative perspective, the Chinese practice can be seen not only as modelled on an earlier Soviet development, but also a broader need felt in totalitarian regimes in the 1930s and 1940s that workers needed to be ‘remoralised’ through the establishment of cults of workers and work. Recently revived in the… CONTINUE READING
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