Article on Cycling, Gender and Class in Postsocialist China in the journal Transfers – Københavns Universitet

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04. september 2017

Article on Cycling, Gender and Class in Postsocialist China in the journal Transfers

Associate professor Hilda Rømer Christensen has contributed to the latest volume of Transfers with an article focused on cycling, gender and class in post socialist China.  The article: Is the Kingdom of the Bicycles Rising Again? Cycling, Gender and Class in Postsocialist China adresses new types of cycling in postsocialist China, especially mountain and sports biking, and on the particular entanglements of gender and class brought with them. The shift in mobility and biking from the Mao era to the postsocialist China is analyzed in the contexts of cultural-analytical notions of global assemblages and gendered interpellations. Based on Chinese newspaper materials and fieldwork in Beijing and Shanghai, the article examines the social and gendered implications of the new biking cultures.  Read more