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The gendered reflections of stayers in China’s migrant sending villages

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This article draws on my interviews with middle-aged stayers in rural China's eastern interior in the early to mid-2010s to explore interactions between gender and non-migration. I use the concept of ‘spatial reflexivity’ – individuals' reflections on their potential for (im)mobility – to examine how different stayers' reflections about their non-migration were affected by both wider mobility imperatives and by attachments to family, each of which is gendered. I find that my respondents' spat...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.08.011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
OSGA
Sub department:
Contemporary Chinese Studies
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British Academy
Grant:
MD130015
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
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Volume:
88
Pages:
317-325
Publication date:
2021-08-18
Acceptance date:
2021-08-11
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0743-0167
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1194187
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pubs:1194187
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2021-09-20

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