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Gender Inequality in China; Smokestack Nostalgia

Leftover Women: Laurie Taylor hears about the resurgence of gender inequality in China. Also, 'smokestack nostalgia': the meaning of post-industrial imagery.

Chinese women & the resurgence of gender inequality. Laurie Taylor talks to Leta Hong Fincher, about 'Leftover Women', her study of the pressures facing Modern Chinese women who are often locked out of social equality, property rights, and legal protection from domestic abuse.

Also, 'smokestack nostalgia' - the meaning of post-industrial imagery. Tim Stangleman, Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent, questions the continuing desire to reflect back and find value in our industrial past.

Producer: Jayne Egerton.

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28 minutes

Leta Hong Fincher

Journalist and Sociologist Sociology at Tsinghua University, China


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Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
ISBN-10: 1780329210
ISBN-13: 978-1780329215

Tim Strangleman

Professor in Sociology and Director of Employability and Enterprise at the University of Kent


Find out more about Professor Tim Strangleman


Abstract: “Smokestack Nostalgia,” “Ruin Porn” or Working-Class Obituary: The Role and Meaning of Deindustrial Representation
International Labor and Working-Class History, 84, pp 23-37


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