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See detail"Subaltern China: Rural Migrants, Media, and Cultural Practices, by Wanning Sun,"
Florence, Eric ULiege

in China Journal (The) (2017), 79

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See detailPublic spaces, Mediation, and Scales of Visibility : the case of the representation of rural workers in post-Mao China
Florence, Eric ULiege

Conference (2017, September 15)

Woven into complex social, political and cultural fields, migrants’ experiences and narrations of mobility and of how they fare outside their hometown, of how they are more or less successful in their ... [more ▼]

Woven into complex social, political and cultural fields, migrants’ experiences and narrations of mobility and of how they fare outside their hometown, of how they are more or less successful in their attempts to negociate social hierarchies and the formation of their identities often closely articulate with major social norms and values, as well as with processes of state formation. In this contribution, I argue that in studying how migrants’ agency are at once enabling and shaped by structural forces there is a need to focus on processes of “mediation” as these processes enable to think seriously the relationship between institutions/organisations , people and meanings . Focusing on processes of mediation enables to deal with how people’s subjectivities and agency are shaped in complex and never totalizing ways by the very institutions (medias) through which they mediate their experiences. By documenting specifically how migrant workers in post-Mao China mediate their experiences of social hierarchies and social mobility via their engagement with a specific form of media (popular literature), I stress the relevance of intertextuality, of the notion of “genre” (Bakhtin), of “publics” and draw from Roseberry’s use of “hegemonic frameworks” for whom hegemony is helfpful to study “the ways in which the words, images, symbols, forms, organizations, institutions, and movements used by subordinate populations to talk about, understand, confront, accommodate themselves to, or resist their domination are shaped by the process of domination itself”. For Roseberry, “What hegemony constructs, then is not a shared ideology, but a common material and meaningful framework for living through, talking about, and acting upon social orders characterized by domination”. According to this approach, establishing such a framework rests on “prescribed forms of procedures” or “prescribed forms for expressing both acceptance and discontent”, as well as anger, disillusion, aspirations, desires, etc. (Roseberry, 1994, p. 360-361). [less ▲]

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See detail"Struggling around borders: visibility/invisibility, the state, and the politics of undocumented labor in post-Mao China."
Florence, Eric ULiege

Scientific conference (2017, April 25)

If studies on migrant workers in post Mao China have investigated labor regimes, processes of identity formation and of the collective action among workers, the everyday spatial politics of illegalization ... [more ▼]

If studies on migrant workers in post Mao China have investigated labor regimes, processes of identity formation and of the collective action among workers, the everyday spatial politics of illegalization and the subtle play of visibilisation and invisibilisation have not drawn much scholarly attention. In this presentation, I argue that in order to study the political economies of Post Mao China Special Economic Zones, one needs to take into account both labor regimes and the various institutional configurations which produce and perpetuate patterns of differential inclusion along continuums of statutory confinements. By drawing from a series of concepts drawn from the field of “border studies, such an attention, may contribute to a better understanding of the redeployment of state power on the one hand and of the very features of contemporary global capitalism on the other hand. [less ▲]

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See detailRepresenting Presant Workers through Documentary Films in Post-Mao China
Florence, Eric ULiege

Scientific conference (2017, April 20)

In this talk, Dr. Eric Florence explores and document how Chinese peasant workers are represented in Chinese documentary films in post-Mao China. Interrogating how workers’ experiences of migration and ... [more ▼]

In this talk, Dr. Eric Florence explores and document how Chinese peasant workers are represented in Chinese documentary films in post-Mao China. Interrogating how workers’ experiences of migration and labor are mediated through a selection of documentary films, he will argue that these films provide a valuable vantage point in order to engage with the rich and highly contradictory features of peasant workers’ identity and agency made of struggles, hardship, as well as disillusion, but also of desires, aspirations and hopes. The material used for this talk includes a selection of Chinese documentary films, popular literature, songs, ethnographic observation, as well as scientific literature on migration and labor in post-Mao China. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to Be a Shenzhener: Representations of Migrant Labor in Shenzhen’s Second Decade
Florence, Eric ULiege

in O'Donnell, Mary Ann; Wong, Winnie; Bach, Jonathan (Eds.) Learning from Shenzhen: China’s Post-Mao Experiment from Special Zone to Model City (2017)

This chapter explores how rural-to-urban migrants were taught how to be workers in post-Mao China. As they learned to work in capitalist enterprises and to narrate their own life stories, they became ... [more ▼]

This chapter explores how rural-to-urban migrants were taught how to be workers in post-Mao China. As they learned to work in capitalist enterprises and to narrate their own life stories, they became national models. Their exploitation, however, challenged the legitimacy of a ruling party whose founding narratives continued to reject capitalist exploitation. [less ▲]

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See detailChine : permanence de l’Etat-Parti 
Florence, Eric ULiege

in Politique : Revue de Débats (2017), 100

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See detailThe Cultural Politics of Labour in Post-Socialist China: The Case of Subject-Formation and Identity Politics of Peasant Workers
Florence, Eric ULiege

in S. Bhattacharya, R. P. Behal (Ed.) Vernacularity in Labour Politics (2016)

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See detailMédiation des expériences, représentations et luttes autour de la visibilité des travailleurs migrants en Chine
Florence, Eric ULiege

in Servais, Christine (Ed.) La médiation : Théorie et terrains (2016)

e chapitre s’intéresse au lien qui peut être établi entre média-tion et représentation, en analysant des productions culturelles particulières : des récits d’expérience de travailleurs migrants circulant ... [more ▼]

e chapitre s’intéresse au lien qui peut être établi entre média-tion et représentation, en analysant des productions culturelles particulières : des récits d’expérience de travailleurs migrants circulant aujourd’hui en Chine. Il situe néanmoins ces objets dans un contexte théorique et empirique plus large, celui de la structuration de l’espace public, pour interroger le rapport entre les dispositifs de médiation et la visibilité. En réarticulant le niveau « macro » des contraintes institu-tionnelles (y compris médiatiques) et du discours hégémonique au niveau « micro » de l’expérience individuelle, la notion de médiation permet à l’auteur de décrire le type de subjectivité politique que les différentes mises en forme de ces expériences produisent. Considérer les dispositifs de médiation dans le cadre de la structuration de l’espace public dialectise la notion et en démontre les potentialités critiques, en particulier pour ce qui est de mettre au jour la manière dont le formatage des expériences ou des émotions relève d’une lutte politique. L’auteur démontre en quoi la notion de médiation, pour peu qu’on la considère dans ses différentes acceptions, et en particulier comme dispositif et comme processus, est apte à décrire le chevauchement de catégories personnelles et de catégories politiques, et en quoi elle est pertinente pour analyser la manière dont les objets culturels contribuent à structurer les collectifs qui se mani-festent dans l’espace public. [less ▲]

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See detailThe cultural politics of migrant labour in Postsocialist China: dialectics of state and identity formation
Florence, Eric ULiege

Scientific conference (2015, November 30)

In this presentation the author explores how various modes of cultural practices – popular literature, press accounts, songs – about and by rural migrant workers revolving around ‘dagong’ (打工) have ... [more ▼]

In this presentation the author explores how various modes of cultural practices – popular literature, press accounts, songs – about and by rural migrant workers revolving around ‘dagong’ (打工) have changed from the late 1980s on. Eric Florence proposes to conceive of these cultural practices as constitutive of ‘networks of practices and communities of interpretations’ (Chartier) where identity-making and state formation engage and shape each other. The case of hegemonic representations of rural migrant workers in South-China will serve to illustrate how rural migrant workers and the values of adaptability and self-reliance they have come to embody have become the exemplary categories prefiguring the end of the life-long employment of the state-owned enterprises workers and their necessary bodily and psychological adaptations to labor market competition. This paper will also provide an opportunity to reflect upon the historicity and great plasticity of categories of representation related to “otherness” and how they may participate to the definition of areas of state intervention, to struggles around social hierarchies and to the constitution of different scales of visibility of social categories within the public sphere. [less ▲]

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See detailMasculinités et migrations chinoises
Florence, Eric ULiege

in La vie des idées.fr (2015)

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See detailChine, une mise à jour
Florence, Eric ULiege

in Politique : Revue de Débats (2015), 88

Au lendemain de la répression du mouvement démocratique de 1989, journalistes, analystes et autres « China watchers » abondaient en commentaires crépusculaires sur la pérennité du régime chinois ... [more ▼]

Au lendemain de la répression du mouvement démocratique de 1989, journalistes, analystes et autres « China watchers » abondaient en commentaires crépusculaires sur la pérennité du régime chinois. L’argument le plus souvent évoqué était celui d’un décalage insoutenable entre réformes économiques – qui connaîtront un approfondissement à l’occasion du fameux « voyage dans le Sud » de Deng Xiaoping en 1992 – et l’absence de réformes politiques, un décalage qui devait presque immanquablement signifier la fin du régime communiste. Quelque vingt-cinq ans plus tard, où en est-on ? [less ▲]

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See detailChina, 1978-2013: from one Plenum to another. Reflections on hopes and constraints for reform in the Xi Jingping era
Florence, Eric ULiege

E-print/Working paper (2014)

Why is it so difficult to talk about China in a nuanced and contrasting manner without falling back on superlatives and generalisations? In about thirty years, China’s GDP per capita has multiplied by ... [more ▼]

Why is it so difficult to talk about China in a nuanced and contrasting manner without falling back on superlatives and generalisations? In about thirty years, China’s GDP per capita has multiplied by eight. From a marginal economic power during the Maoist period (1949-1978), China is now ranked tenth in terms of global economic weight. “Wealth and power” (fu qiang) is the expression that embodies China’s quest for modernity since the second half of the 19th century, when China was still under the yoke of the West. This ambition is still at the heart of the “Chinese dream of rejuvenation of the Chinese nation” dear to Xi Jinping, which he set out during the Third Plenum of the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. But focusing only on this vision of “wealth and power” takes us back to one of the most common ways of representing China: reducing the ongoing socio-economic changes and dynamics to a set of numeric values, ultimately reified and homogenised. The increased power and internationalisation of the Chinese economy has prompted a combination of worry and enthusiasm. What does this imply about the paradigm shift in the way we portray this country? Perhaps it is still hard to leave behind the image of a subordinate, poor and voiceless China and consider the Chinese people as, at least, our equals. [less ▲]

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See detailMigration in post-socialist China: cultural struggles, narration and the shaping of identities
Florence, Eric ULiege

Scientific conference (2014, April 30)

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See detailAprès le Communisme
Florence, Eric ULiege

in Vie des Idées (La) (2014)

Souvent traités séparément, les cas chinois et européens de l’Est sont abordés conjointement dans un ouvrage interdisciplinaire consacré aux institutions politiques et sociales, aux transformations socio ... [more ▼]

Souvent traités séparément, les cas chinois et européens de l’Est sont abordés conjointement dans un ouvrage interdisciplinaire consacré aux institutions politiques et sociales, aux transformations socio-économiques et aux relations entre État et société. L’angle d’approche tend à présenter l’action de l’État-Parti en Chine sous un jour favorable. [less ▲]

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See detailCompte rendu de "De Proche en proche. Ethnographie des formes d’association en Chine contemporaine"
Florence, Eric ULiege

in Perspectives Chinoises (2014), 1(2014), 77-79

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See detailStudying power relations and problematizing 'politics' in China
Florence, Eric ULiege

Scientific conference (2014, March 05)

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See detailChine: espoirs et incertitudes à l'ère de Xi Jinping
Florence, Eric ULiege

Article for general public (2014)

Pourquoi est-il si difficile de parler de la Chine de manière nuancée, contrastée, sans tomber dans le registre du superlatif et de la généralisation ? À l’occasion d’un important plénum du Parti ... [more ▼]

Pourquoi est-il si difficile de parler de la Chine de manière nuancée, contrastée, sans tomber dans le registre du superlatif et de la généralisation ? À l’occasion d’un important plénum du Parti communiste chinois, le point sur la puissance qui monte [less ▲]

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