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SEMINAR: Asian Studies Seminar

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Asian Studies Seminar : Agency, Embodiment and Theories of the Maternal Body: Preparing for Ethnographic Fieldwork Other events...
In this seminar, theories of agency, embodiment and constructions of the maternal body will be examined. Since fieldwork for this PhD project is scheduled to commence in April 2012, the ethnographic data presented in this seminar will be limited. Almost 15% of Indonesian households are unofficially headed by women. These are some of Indonesia’s poorest households, where maternal mortality rates are highest. In Southeast Sulawesi, bridewealth in its varying forms and amounts affects not only agency, but also how the uses and meanings of women’s bodies are understood. This presentation will focus on beliefs about the maternal body, the effects of bridewealth on gendered power relations, and the social contexts within which various forms of women’s agency are enacted. The role of women’s agency in creating dynamic linkages between subjects, objects and social forces will also be investigated.
Speaker(s) Brooke Nolan
Location Seminar room G.25, Gr. Floor, Social Sciences Nth
Contact Laura Dales <[email protected] > : 64882979
Start Fri, 07 Oct 2011 14:30
End Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:00
Submitted by Karen Eichorn <[email protected]>
Last Updated Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:43
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