Engenderings is a blog about the role of gender in cultural, social and political life. It brings together a broad range of perspectives to engage with ideas about gender as it operates in local and global culture and society. At the core of Engenderings is the idea that gender is everywhere, shaping not only the way we move through the world – organising human bodies, sexualities, identities – but also the way we relate to the world and to each other, in thought and in action, from political representation to cultural production. Engenderings is about the inflections of gender in everyday life. The Engenderings blog is based at the LSE Gender Institute. It is interdisciplinary in approach and subject matter, with material originating from a range of fields including social and political science, cultural and media studies, literary criticism, arts, philosophy, environmental studies and technology. Engenderings is committed to an open and critical engagement that is responsive to different points of view and is invested in exploring gender as an analytical category.
Each blog post gives the views of the individual author(s), and not the position of Gender Institute, nor of the London School of Economics.
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Alaa El-Mahrakawy is a PhD student at the Gender Institute focusing on reproductive labour and capitalist accumulation in Egypt. She studied Political Science at the American University in Cairo, and completed an MSc in Labour, Social Movements and Development at SOAS. Her engagement in political activism in Egypt, and her research have shaped her understanding of the intersections between race, class and gender within contentious political mobilization. Her research interests include: Middle East politics, Marxist-feminist political theory, social movements and resistance.