Title

The social economy of new rural reconstruction

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

China Journal of Social Work

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

4

Issue

3

First Page

271

Last Page

282

Keywords

new rural reconstruction, perspective, social economy

Abstract

This paper employs the concept of 'social economy' to reflect on the authors' experiences in rural reconstruction efforts in Mainland China, including work on peasant cooperatives and community-supported agriculture. In practice, the social and the economic can never be clearly separated. Economic problems, which may superficially appear to be independent, are in fact over-determined by all kinds of social and cultural factors, so a holistic perspective of 'social economy' is needed to re-embed the economic into its social context. Such a perspective can help expand the space of our practice and reflection thereon, in particular helping practitioners to understand the difficulties encountered in rural reconstruction.

DOI

10.1080/17525098.2011.615385

Print ISSN

17525098

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Recommended Citation

Pan, J., & Du, J. (2011). The social economy of new rural reconstruction. China Journal of Social Work, 4(3), 271-282. doi:10.1080/17525098.2011.615385

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