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Friday, March 29

Upwardly Mobile Women in Urban China
(Re)Negotiating Marriage and Gender Norms
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Arianne M. Gaetano
2432 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Studies Center

China's economic growth and urbanization have created new opportunities and roles for women, such as through education, migration, and employment. But with these changes, new challenges arise, especially as these impact on gender norms and relations. In this lecture, Dr. Arianne M. Gaetano, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Women's Studies Program at Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama will consider women of different socioeconomic status in the metropolises of Beijing and Shanghai, particularly unmarried and newly married rural migrant workers and educated urban professionals in their 20s and 30s.

Dr. Arianne M. Gaetano is a cultural anthropologist, her research focuses on contemporary Chinese society.