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Title Revisiting gender inequality : perspectives from the People's Republic of China / edited by Qi Wang, Min Dongchao, and Bo Ærenlund Sørensen
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 232 pages)
Series Comparative feminist studies series
Comparative feminist studies series.
Contents Series editor's foreword -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Gender (in)equality and China's economic transition / Liu Bohong, Li Ling, and Yang Chunyu -- "Returning home" or "being returned home"? / Song Shaopeng -- Labor markets, gender, and social stratification / Tong Xin -- Gender and gendered working time rights / Guo Huimin and Li Xiang -- Urban new poverty from a gender perspective / Jin Yihong -- Son preference and the tradition of patriarchy in rural China / LI Huiying -- The everyday lives and media representation of rural left-behind women / Zhu Shanjie -- Gender and rural crises in China's transition towards a market economy / Hu Yukun -- Village women's participation in local public affairs / Guo Xiajuan and Zhang Jing -- Contributor bios
Summary One of the widely acknowledged consequences of the economic reforms in China over the past four decades has been widened social-gender gap and hence increased gender inequalities. In recent years, there is a rising concern of inequality in China and a mounting intellectual reflection and critique of the growth-focused development path China has followed so far. This collection can be seen as a part of this critique, but the focus is on gender and various forms of inequality pertaining to gender and gender relations. The book shows how various gender inequality issues are approached and analysed in the location of China by Chinese gender/social science scholars and how studies of gender inequality constitutes an astute critique of the neo-liberal capitalist development in China. The book brings forth a distinctive gender perspective to the Chinese intellectual and political analysis of social inequality and a Chinese perspective to the bulks of international scholarship on gender inequality in China
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 19, 2016)
Subject Sex role -- China
Sex discrimination in employment -- China
Sex of children, Parental preferences for -- China
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Gender Studies.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist Theory.
Sex discrimination in employment.
Sex of children, Parental preferences for.
Sex role.
Social conditions.
China -- Social conditions -- 2000-
Form Electronic book
Author Wang, Qi, 1956- editor.
Dongchao, Min, 1953- editor.
Sørensen, Bo Ærenlund, 1977- editor.
ISBN 9781137550804