27.06.2017 Chia Longman "Culture, Diversity, and the Body in a Global Perspective"

Dienstag, 27.06.2017, 14:00 - 15:30
Tagungszentrum Sternwarte der Universität Göttingen, Geismar Landstraße 11, 37083 Göttingen

Abstract:Harmful cultural practices are often referred to in policy and feminist activist circles as forms of 'bodily violence or harm', such as female genital cutting/mutilation, honour related violence, forced marriages, etc. I question whether the notion of HCP is a viable and useful category of comparative analysis and theorization of gender discriminatory and violent practices across cultural contexts. Or should the term be discarded as epistemically violent due to its genealogy of being embedded in unequal global power relations and colonial and gendered conceptions of 'tradition' and the 'Other'?

Der öffentliche Vortrag in englischer Sprache findet im Rahmen der internationalen Summer School "Globalization and Diversity" statt.

Zur Person von Chia Longman: Universität Gent Personalseite und Personalseite Institut für Diversitätsforschung