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Fashion, Class and Mums; Red Racisms

28 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 February 2013

'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.

  • Katherine Appleford

    Lecturer in Sociology, Kingston University, Surrey


    Find out more about Dr Katherine Appleford



    Talk "Shop with Mother: Class Distinctions in Mother-Daughter Fashion Consumption and Fashion Taste"

    given at ‘Intimacies, Families and Practices of Consumption’ a combined meeting of the British Sociological Association’s Families & Relationships and Leisure and Recreation Study Groups on 1 February 2013


    Project: Classifying Fashion and Fashioning Class – Dr Katherine Appleford

  • Ian Law

    Professor of Racism and Ethnicity Studies, Leeds University


    Find out more about Ian Law



    Red Racisms – Racism in Communist and Post-Communist Contexts

    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

    ISBN-10: 0230300308

    ISBN-13: 978-0230300309

  • Michael Stewart

    Professor of Anthropology, University College of London


    Find out more about Michael Stewart 



    The Gypsy 'Menace': Populism and the New Anti-Gypsy Politics

    Publisher: C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd

    ISBN-10: 1849042209

    ISBN-13: 978-1849042208



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