Redefining the precariat from the Chinese perspective




precariat, environmentalism, health crisis, economic crisis, environmental crisis


This article is the product of a documentary review whose objective was to deny the originality of the precariat as a new emerging social class, by exposing the concept, confronting it with the notion of class exposed from Marxism, and the existing social conditions in the currently in the People's Republic of China. For this, the qualitative method of documentary review of the works of the author who coined the concept of precariat, Guy Standing, was applied, opposing it to the writings of Antonio Gramsci, Karl Marx, Louis Althusser, Mao Tse-Tung, and Slavoj Žižek, as representatives of the Marxism; finding that the worsening of the workers' situation has originated a phenomenon of precarious living conditions, concluding that the precariat is not a new class, but rather the impoverishment of the proletariat.


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Author Biography

Borja García Vázquez, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey

Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Monterrey, México. Doctor en Métodos Alternos de Solución de Conflictos, por la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Profesor de Derecho Internacional público en la Facultad de Derecho y Criminología de la Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. Email: Orcid: 0000-0003-0055-6917.


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How to Cite

García Vázquez, B. (2021). Redefining the precariat from the Chinese perspective. Política, Globalidad Y Ciudadanía, 7(14), 206–232.