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Research Seminar: Rural Family Care in China

Friday, June 21, 2024 12:30to13:30

Drawing on six months of fieldwork conducted in a rural Chinese hospital, Professor Zou will present how families cared for sick older adults, and how care is perceived in local discourse. Her results will show how specific attention is paid to competing notions of care and how their meanings are negotiated: local families often show themselves indifferent to elder care and care work is feminized and devalued. These dynamics offer insights into the evolving of patriarchy , marketisation and state paternalism in contemporary China.

Seminar title: The contradictory emotion of care: an ethnographic study on gendered care giving for sick older adults in rural China

Speaker: Xiang Zou, PhD

When: Friday June 21, 12.30 to 1.30 pm.

Where: Virtually by Zoom. (No registration is required).

This research seminar is being organized by the Department of Family Medicine's Research Program in collaboration with the Global Health Program.

Research Seminar Series

Every month, a research seminar is held at the Department of Family Medicine where we either feature visiting researchers from other universities, or showcase the work of our own researchers. The seminars are attended by our graduate students, researchers and clinicians, and are open to the whole McGill community. They address a wide range of research methods and topics relevant to primary health care, and provide opportunity for interaction and exchange with the speakers. The Research Seminars are Fridays at around noon.

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