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    The AfD and right-wing (anti-)gender mobilisation in Germany

The AfD and right-wing (anti-)gender mobilisation in Germany

by Katharina Hajek

Germany, like so many countries in Europe, is experiencing the rise of right-wing conservative and populist forces. The central actor here is the Alternative für Deutschland (AfD)[1], which was founded in 2013. The party is now achieving results of up to 28 percent at the state level, as well as 12.6 % in federal elections, making it currently the […]

#NiUnaMenos: countering hegemonies in Argentina

by Aude Langlois

On the 3rd of June 2015, massive protests shook Argentina to its core, as 200,000 people took to the streets in Buenos Aires to express their outrage over the killing of a pregnant 14-year-old girl, Chiara Páez, at the hands of her boyfriend. Since then, Ni Una Menos (Not One Less), the collective that was behind this mobilisation, […]

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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 […]

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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 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|

Militarisation, misogyny and gendered violence in Kashmir

by Samreen Mushtaq

On August 14 this year, a solidarity team comprising four Indian civil society activists held a press conference at the Press Club of India in Delhi to share their findings from Indian-administered Kashmir, which has been under a communications blackout for more than three weeks. Although the activists were permitted to discuss their findings, they were disallowed […]

September 9th, 2019|Featured, Politics, Society|1 Comment|
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    Silence of the Indian sex-workers: Dissecting the eternally suppressed perspective

Silence of the Indian sex-workers: Dissecting the eternally suppressed perspective

by Priyadarshee Mukhopadhyay

 

Are they listening?

The dreadful condition of sex-workers in India has always been a burning issue. While gender equality and human rights movements in India are at an all time high, the condition of sex workers keep deteriorating. Central to this, is the silencing of sex workers’ voices in public. It is an injustice when the views of […]

September 2nd, 2019|Featured, Policy, Society|0 Comments|
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    Of Butterfly Assemblages and Constitutional Coups : Invention and Intersection of Heteromasculinity and Class in Post-Colonial Sri Lanka

Of Butterfly Assemblages and Constitutional Coups : Invention and Intersection of Heteromasculinity and Class in Post-Colonial Sri Lanka

by Senel Wanniarachchi

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.

In October 2018, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena […]

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    From “Gender Bashing” to the Dangers of Co-Optation: Gender Studies in Japan

From “Gender Bashing” to the Dangers of Co-Optation: Gender Studies in Japan

by Chelsea Szendi Schieder

Note: Following Japanese conventions, Japanese names are listed family name first.

I met Professor Andrea Peto (CEU) in fall 2018 in Budapest, when I had reached out to her while on a research visit to hear about the fate of Central European University and particularly of gender studies as an accredited graduate school program in Hungary. Gender […]

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    Confronting My Anti-Vitruvian Self in Creepy Dolls and a Discussion about Dominatrices

Confronting My Anti-Vitruvian Self in Creepy Dolls and a Discussion about Dominatrices

by A. Rahman Ford

After years of being ashamed of my body, for some strange reason I decided one day to take some semi-nude photos of myself.  To this day I have no idea what compelled me to do it.  Maybe my higher self had gotten tired of my cowering and hiding underneath long-sleeved shirts, even during the summer.  Maybe […]

June 24th, 2019|Featured, Society|0 Comments|

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