Thinking Allowed - Fashion, Class and Mums; Red Racisms
Laurie Taylor explores the reality of racism in communist and post-communist countries, from Hungary to Cuba. Also, how mothers influence daughters' fashion choices.
'Red Racisms' - Laurie Taylor talks to the Professor of Racism and Ethnicity Studies, Ian Law, about his study of racism in Communist and Post Communist countries. He hears about the battle to challenge the racist underground in the Russian Federation, the post war experiences of the Roma in Hungary, the emergence of new forms of racism in Cuba and Tibetan struggles against Chinese domination. They're joined by the historian, Michael Stewart. Also, Katherine Appleford's research on class, motherhood and fashion - the extent to which mothers influence their daughters' taste in style and clothes.
Producer: Jayne Egerton.