Locating the Transnational: Gender and Neoliberalism in the Kerala Model of Development

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Title
Locating the Transnational: Gender and Neoliberalism in the Kerala Model of Development
Speaker
Prof. Ritty Lukose, New York University
Date
29 September 2017 (Thursday)
Time
5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Venue
HSH109, Ho Sin Hang Building, Lingnan University

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Abstract

What politics of location animates transnational enquiry? What theoretical and methodological tools might an anthropology of transnationalism offer debates about gender and neoliberalism? Through an exploration of how the “Kerala Model of Development”, a consolidated discourse about gender and development within a “model” development state in India, entered a “global” arena starting in the 1970s, this presentation will draw out questions of theory and method that animate transnational frames of analysis.

 

Speaker: Prof. Ritty Lukose, New York University

With a background in anthropology, Ritty Lukose is currently interested in the relationship between Western, global and non-Western feminisms. Her book, Liberalization's Children: Gender, Youth and Consumer Citizenship in Globalizing India, was published by Duke University Press in 2009 and co-published in India by Orient Blackswan in 2010. A co-edited book, South Asian Feminisms was published by Duke University Press (2012) and Zubaan, a leading feminist press in India. She teaches courses on globalization, India/South Asia, sex/gender and feminisms within global contexts, and ethnography.

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