Post-Colonial Feminisms

Perspectives from Egypt, India, and Japan

Publié le 31 mai 2016 par Equipe GIS IdG

Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies University Research Priority Program (URPP) Asia and Europe Swiss Society for Gender Studies
The workshop focuses on the entangled histories of feminism(s) in Egypt, India and Japan since the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. It deals with the emergence and development of women’s rights movements in three different historical contexts
and socio-political settings. It will be explored how the respective historical constellations of colonialism and empire as well as the internal socio-political struggles in each of these settings have influenced the ideological articulation and the
political dynamics of women’s rights activism. With respect to women’s rights activism during the post-colonial period, one of the central issues is the interpretation and employment of the relationships between transnational, national and local contexts of agency. Furthermore, it will be explored in which ways claims to universalism and particularity were voiced and how they were re-configured in changing view on “North-
South”, “East-West”, and / or “global”-“local” tensions.