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.
Leta Hong Fincher
Journalist and Sociologist Sociology at Tsinghua University, China
Find out more about Leta Hong Fincher
Leftover Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd
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