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Featured article: Bridal photos and diamond rings: The inequality of romantic consumption in China

Bridal photos and diamond rings: The inequality of romantic consumption in ChinaDue to the transitional nature of social change in contemporary China, class identities are relatively new and more volatile, and class structures are less clearly defined. This transitional nature in the change of social structures has implications on the choices and decisions people make as consumers.

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The mission of the journal is to facilitate the development of the discipline of sociology in China, and promote the academic progress of sociological studies on Chinese society around the world. The Journal aims to build a first-rate international platform for academic exchange and collaboration between Chinese sociologists and their overseas peers.

The Journal of Chinese Sociology is a peer-reviewed, open access journal and welcomes high-quality work from all areas of sociology and sociologically informed contributions from anthropologists, economists, historians, psychologists and political scientists.

Sponsored by the Institute of Sociology, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, The Journal of Chinese Sociology is mainland China's first English journal in sociology. It mainly publishes empirical studies on contemporary Chinese society with important theoretical and policy implications. Key topics include the changing social stratification/social inequality in China; social movements and contentious politics; the sociological studies on economic reform and development; social organizations and social governance; family and demographic studies; migration, migrant workers and urbanization; cultural and ideological change since the reform; the sociological understanding of the environment; social security and social policy.

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The Journal of Chinese Sociology is affiliated with: The Institute of Sociology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.


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