Thinking Allowed - Red racism and mother / daughter fashion

Updated Tuesday 26th February 2013

This week's Thinking Allowed subjects are racism in Communist and Post Communist countries, and how mothers influence their daughters' fashion

Laurie Taylor talks to Ian Law, Professor of Racism and Ethnicity Studies, about his study of racism in Communist and Post Communist countries.

He hears about the battle to challenge the racist underground in the Russian Federation, the post war experiences of the Roma in Hungary, the emergence of new forms of racism in Cuba and Tibetan struggles against Chinese domination.

They're joined by the historian, Michael Stewart. Also, Katherine Appleford's research on class, motherhood and fashion - the extent to which mothers influence their daughters' taste in style and clothes.

Thinking Allowed is on BBC Radio 4 on Wednesdays at 4.00pm and repeated on Monday mornings at 12.15am. Full transmission details, and listen again links, can be found on bbc.co.uk

 

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