Anthropology guest lecture: Reproduction for/against the State: Family Planning, Structural Violence

Thursday, February 21, 2013
12:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Murkland Hall
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Reproduction for/against the State: Family Planning, Structural Violence, and Class in Chinese Women’s Reproductive Experiences

Drawing on 16 months of fieldwork in and around an inter-ethnic Manchu-Han community in northeast China, this talk examines structural violence as a force that has conditioned and shaped rural Chinese women’s reproductive experiences over the past three decades.  Documenting and situating village women’s reproductive stories in the broader context of China’s post-socialist transformation, this talk illustrates how the Chinese state’s recent “humane” birth control policy has become a hollow promise to ordinary villagers trapped by enlarging class-based social divides in post-socialist rural China

UNH Anthropology presents a special guest lecture by:

Dr. Junjie Chen
Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

Thursday, February 21
Murkland Hall, G02

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