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"Creating a Labor Movement in China: From Peasant to Precariat?"

Date and Time

Monday, January 27, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


  • Kirkhof Center » RM 2215/2216


Prof. Sarah Swider of the Department of Sociology at Wayne State University will be giving a presentation, entitled, "Creating a Labor Movement in China: From Peasant to Precariat?" 

Prof. Swider received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2008.  Some of her research interests are:  gender, global inequality and immigration, social movements, and Asian Studies. She does extensive ethnographic research on migrant workers in China and the "precarious" nature of their work. She is currently working on a book that will detail the experience of these Chinese workers.

The event is cosponsored by the Sociology Department and the Office of the Provost and is free and open to the public.


For more information, contact Prof. Jeffrey Rothstein,



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