Accepted Paper:

How anthropology can inform gendered politics and diplomacy  


Sigridur Duna Kristmundsdottir (University of Iceland)

Paper Short Abstract:

The paper describes and analyses how anthropological knowledge informed the ideas and methods of the Icelandic Women´s Party, established in 1982, and how these ideas were reflected in the policy of the party in Parliament. The party had considerable influence in changing the gender dimension of Icelandic politics but not so the Icelandic Foreign Service. The paper goes on to explore how these ideas came at a later stage to play a part both in Icelandic Foreign Policy and in the establishment of a Women Ambassadors´ group in Oslo.

Paper long abstract:

See above.

Panel P01
Anthropology, diplomacy and politics