Giro a la izquierda: La alianza de estudiantes y trabajadores en la lucha obrera en China

Translated title of the contribution: Turning Left: Student-Worker Alliance in Labor Struggles in China

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The Shenzhen Jasic struggle of 2018-2019 signals a turning point in migrant labor struggles in China since the mid-1990s, and it explicitly demonstrates a shift toward left politics, departing from a civil society framework which barely analyzes ideology and class politics, thus showing little potential to overcome class inequality. The Jasic struggle's key characteristic of student-worker unity compels us to revisit Marxism and Maoism in understanding today’s emancipatory politics and labor movements. This revisiting of Marxist Maoism is attempted on three layers: a return to class politics; a return to communism; and a return to Mao’s mass line. These three “returns” are not retrospective politics romanticizing the past. Instead, they draw upon historical experiences, cultural resources and communist legacies to fight for a more egalitarian society in the future.
Translated title of the contributionTurning Left: Student-Worker Alliance in Labor Struggles in China
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)133-157
JournalSociología Histórica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2022
Externally publishedYes


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