P12


Rethinking gender and politics in South Asia 
Convenor:
Edzia Carvalho (University of Amsterdam)
Location:
C407
Start time:
27 July, 2012 at 16:15 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
1

Short Abstract:

This panel brings together various strands of research on politics in South Asia that take a closer look at how 'gender' is conceptualized and applied in social science research.

Long Abstract

This panel brings together various strands of research on politics in South Asia that take a closer look at how 'gender' is conceptualized and applied in social science research. The first presentation examines the notion of masculinity in the context of the separatist groups involved in the civil war in Sri Lanka. The second paper takes this discussion further by addressing the issue of 'the third sex', i.e. eunuch tribes in Calcutta (West Bengal, India) and the application of colonial modes of legal thought and social ordering to them. The last two presentations address the role of women's political participation in India and Pakistan through the prism of electoral quotas and the the conceptualization of 'Islamic Feminism'.

Accepted papers: