Lecture: "Afro-Feminism(s) and the Politics of Theory in the Globalectical Imagination"
Mon, April 8, 2013 • 3:00 PM • GEB 4.214
One of the most powerful interventions in feminist theory at the end of the 20th century was the direct articulation of the notion of intersectionality by women of color in the U.S. who argued that rather than being seen as separate, discrete or additive concepts, race, gender, ethnicity and social class needed to be viewed as elements that simultaneously shaped and transformed the lived experience of women (and men). Series Intersecciones/Interseções/Intersections: Feminisms in Latin America Today explores the way the concept of intersectionality has "traveled" to Latin America by bringing together state of the art feminist research by Latin American feminists or U.S. scholars of Latin America that engages with race/gender/ethnicity from different perspectives.
Faye Harrison, University of Florida-Gainesville, is a social anthropologist who specializes in the politics and political economy of social inequalities and human rights. She received her PhD from Stanford University (1982). She has done extensive field research in the U.S., U.K., and Caribbean, and her interests and professional activities have taken her to many other parts of the world, including Denmark, Mexico, South Africa, India and China. She has published extensively, including the book Outsider Within: Reworking Anthropology in the Global Age (2008). She chaired the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences’ Commission on the Anthropology of Women for many years and she currently serves on the IUAES Executive Committee.
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