The Commodification of Education and Labor in China

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 4:15 PM
Room: Booth 41
Oral Presentation
Yihui SU , Sociology, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China
This article reveals the mechanism involved in the mutually complementary commodification of education and labor, and the results of this commodif­ication. Emphasizing institutional factors, this article argues that the state plays a dominant role in the combination of the two types of commodifi­cation. It also scrutinizes the impact of this dual commodification on stu­dent workers—deskilling, alienation, fragmented social lives, and industrial injury—as well as their response.