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Beyonce and the politics of Lemonade

Beyonce, Alaska and female utopias. With Jane Garvey.

The politics of Lemonade - Beyonce's new release. With Emma Dabiri and Sekai Makoni

Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on her new book The Smell of Other People's Houses, set in 1970s Alaska.

Utopias have been mostly written about by men - but many women have also dreamed of better worlds and fought for change. Examining the works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Shulamith Firestone, writer Margaret Heffernan explores the utopias women have imagined.

The women of Rojava - an autonomous region along Syria's northern border, with a female army and where women hold key decision making posts. Journalist Rahila Gupta on this experiment in gender equality.

Presenter: Jane Garvey
Producer: Eleanor Garland.

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45 minutes

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  • Beyonce and the politics of Lemonade

    With Emma Dabiri and Sekai Makoni

    Duration: 15:31

  • Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

    She discusses her new book The Smell of Other People's Houses, set in 1970s Alaska.

    Duration: 11:58

  • Hillsborough Inquest

    Margaret Aspinal and Jenni Hicks on fighting for justice.

    Duration: 02:15

  • The women of Rojava

    Journalist Rahila Gupta on the experiment in gender equality.

    Duration: 04:04

  • Female Utopias

    Margaret Heffernan explores the utopias women have imagined.

    Duration: 07:36

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Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Interviewed Guest Emma Dabiri
Interviewed Guest Sekai Makoni
Interviewed Guest Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
Interviewed Guest Margaret Heffernan
Interviewed Guest Rahila Gupta
Producer Eleanor Garland

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