Research on the Motivation Behind Rural Protest Against Land Confiscation
From the Perspective of Vertical Relative Deprivation Theory
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- Vertical relative deprivation; rural protest; land confiscation; social identity
In the studies of peasant protest in contemporary rural China, the game of economic interests has been the focus of research. However, as criminological research has intensified, many studies have shown that individual psychological perceptions and emotional resentment mediate economic influences on violent behavior. In order to improve the motivational research on rural protest, the essay uses the theory of longitudinal relative deprivation as a basis to further explain the relationship between peasants’ subjective feelings, emotional responses, and social patterns through the analysis of public data and peasant surveys. This paper mainly uses qualitative methods to investigate the attitudes and views of peasants’ motivations for land acquisition. The study found that rural protest is a special behavior showing relative psychological and emotional imbalance before and after land acquisition. This imbalance is caused by the conflict and neglect between individual and social relations and identity in the process of land acquisition. When dealing with the factors affecting the behavior of individuals or groups, in addition to objective factors such as economy and environment, the psychological expectations of individuals and groups and their social and cultural background should also be comprehensively considered. This paper will provide a new perspective for the study of farmers’ protest, and provide enlightenment and reference for land confiscation.
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TY - CONF AU - Yijun Cao PY - 2022 DA - 2022/06/01 TI - Research on the Motivation Behind Rural Protest Against Land Confiscation BT - Proceedings of the 2022 8th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 840 EP - 844 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.220504.154 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.220504.154 ID - Cao2022 ER -