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    “If You Smile Sweetly”: Manoeuvring Gendered Experiences in the Field

“If You Smile Sweetly”: Manoeuvring Gendered Experiences in the Field

Encountering Inappropriate and Sexist Behaviours during Fieldwork

by Mahardhika Sjamsoe’oed Sadjad

“You did not bring the correct letters to request an interview, but if you smile sweetly, we can talk in my office.”

I was in a government office in Indonesia, doing my fieldwork on the treatment of refugees in a city that was part of my multi-cited ethnography. I came with […]

Anti-colonial feminist solidarity and politics of location

by Niharika Pandit

Photo credit: Zahra Amiruddin. Republished with permission for this blogpost.

This piece is an attempt to think through the complexities and disjunctures in undertaking anti-colonial feminist solidarity work, confronting our complicities in the ongoing coloniality, violence and dispossession of marginalised peoples exacerbated by the state, in which we remain invested and from which we benefit. Here I […]

January 9th, 2020|Featured|0 Comments|
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    Finders Keepers: On Sex, Tara the Buddhist Deity at the British Museum and Brownness in the Colonies

Finders Keepers: On Sex, Tara the Buddhist Deity at the British Museum and Brownness in the Colonies

by Senel Wanniarachchi

 
“Your victory

Was so complete

Some among you

Thought to keep

A record of

Our little lives

The clothes we wore

Our spoons, our knives”

 —Lenard Cohen, Nevermind
 

I am at the entrance to the British Museum and the path separates into two. I take the path which appears to be less crowded and a guard interrupts me saying this entrance is for ‘members-only’. I apologize, […]

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    What should I do? Reflections on the social outbreak in Chile

What should I do? Reflections on the social outbreak in Chile

by Paula Hollstein Barría

This article was written during the first days of November 2019, approximately two weeks after the so-called social unrest in Chile had been started. Numerical data have been updated until the date of issue. A Spanish version of this post is also available here.

The president declared a state of exception. Social media calls on us daily to […]

December 19th, 2019|Featured, History, Politics|0 Comments|

In labour and in love: Privacy through a gendered lens

by Aastha Malhotra and Arshia Roy

Recently, there has been an increased emphasis on an individual’s right to privacy, with more and more nations jumping into adopting privacy legislations and safeguards for their citizens. This comes in the context of a severe threat to our informational and decision-making privacy.

Rarely ever, however, are any aspects of privacy viewed from a gendered […]

November 18th, 2019|Featured, Policy|0 Comments|
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    The Dilemma of Beating a Dead Horse in Women’s Empowerment Interventions in Yemen

The Dilemma of Beating a Dead Horse in Women’s Empowerment Interventions in Yemen

by Ghaidaa Motahar

There is a consensus that war and conflict bring pain and despair, and simultaneously solicit destructive social change. In Yemen’s conflict, where men are giving up their traditional role as the breadwinner to fight on different frontlines in the current conflict, women are taking over this responsibility alongside their traditional role as caregivers. The dual responsibility of […]

November 14th, 2019|Development, Featured|0 Comments|

The Travel/Trial of Intersectionality

by Manjari Sahay

To mark 30 years of ‘intersectionality’ since Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw coined the concept in her article ‘Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex’, the Department of Gender Studies, LSE organised a day-long celebration on 29 May 2019. The conference showcased scholarly and activist reflections underlining the centrality of intersectionality and its conceptual purchase across disciplines and locations. […]

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    Rural women, financial inclusion and community investment funds in Pakistan: A successful pathway to sustainable development?

Rural women, financial inclusion and community investment funds in Pakistan: A successful pathway to sustainable development?

by Asmat Kakar

Patriarchy and sociocultural constraints, chronic poverty, limited access to financial institutions and lack of financial control means women in Pakistan face a litany of injustices. However, women in Pakistan can be empowered via financial inclusion and projects such as those in Sindh province with the National Rural Support Programme of Community Investment Funds can help. Development from below, […]

November 4th, 2019|Development, Featured|0 Comments|
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    What you want to see is what you get: realities, representations, and reputations of sex tourism in Bangkok

What you want to see is what you get: realities, representations, and reputations of sex tourism in Bangkok

by Angana Narula

Each year students on the LSE Gender MSc course Sexuality, Gender and Globalisation present independent research papers at an all-day student conference. This year’s conference “Globalising Desire / Locating Power” took place on 29 March 2019 and in this series of posts a selection of students present their interventions from the conference.

If I ask you to picture Thailand, […]

October 24th, 2019|Featured, Society|0 Comments|
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    Whose freedom, and from what?: The child as cipher for a (transnational) politics of ‘traditional values’

Whose freedom, and from what?: The child as cipher for a (transnational) politics of ‘traditional values’

by Maria Brock

Awareness of increasing (and increasingly politicised) sentiment against so-called ‘gender ideology’ is spreading, and no longer merely confined to academic and activist circles. Indeed, while her work is considered notoriously inaccessible to those outside academe, Judith Butler, one of the icons of gender and queer theory since the publication of Gender Trouble (1990), enraged far right Christian […]

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