MARRIAGE AS A NORM AMONG YOUNG ADULTS IN CHINA: Lisa Eklund has published the chapter "The sex ratio question and the unfolding of a moral panic? Notions of power, choice and self in mate selection among women and men in higher education in China" in the book Scarce women and surplus men in China and India.
EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH: Chinese private schools may come across as a contradictory phenomenon: An authoritarian and officially socialist government needs to rely on education as an instrument of national unification and ideological control. So why would they allow for private schools and profit-making in the educational sector? However, far-reaching privatisation processes have been shaping the Chinese economy and society since the 1990s, so one might equally wonder why these privatisation processes would not include the educational sector.
NEW PROJECT investigates promises of accessibility for persons with disabilities. Associate Professor David Wästerfors has together with Kristofer Hansson at the Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences and Hanna Egard at Malmö University, Faculty of Health and Society, received a research grant from FORTE for a project on Accessibility and its Resistance. Everyday deviations from spatial and social practicability for persons with disabilities.
Åsa Lundqvist, Professor at the Department of Sociology has, together with Ilona Ostner, published a comparative study on parental support ‘Parenting and parenting support in Germany and Sweden: Convergence and persistent dissimilarities’, in the Journal of Family Research.
Social anthropologist Tova Höjdestrand writes about the so-called Parents' Movement is a Russia in the chapter “Nationalism and Civicness in Contemporary Russia: Grassroots Mobilization in Defense of Traditional Family Values” published in the book Rebellious Parents: Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia.
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