The Deterritorialization of State-owned Enterprises in Northeast China

Authors: Shuang Wu*, Hong Kong Baptist University
Topics: China, Economic Geography, Urban Geography
Keywords: State-owned Enterprises (SOEs), Northeast China, Worker, Deterritorialize
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/7/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Marriott Ballroom Salon 2, Marriott, Lobby Level
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This paper aims to investigate the social spatial transformation of State-owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Northeast China in the context of globalization. By taking the working members in Northeast SOEs as an optic, this paper will focus on their power in deterritorializing the traditional social spatial settings of SOEs through discourse analysis of 60 in-depth interviews. First, a description of SOEs as a territory will be introduced by telling how power is exerted over the working members. Then, it turns to the power of working members who takes initiative of their mobility practices in deterritorializing the social spatial formation of SOEs. Taking advantage of assemblage thinking, this paper will try to break the solidified form of traditional SOEs and reconsider its development.

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