Titel: Gendered and Sexualized Epistemic Violence Today
Beschreibung: When it comes to debates about ‘religion’ and ‘culture’ in international and/or domestic politics, it seems that gender and sexuality have always been central categories of ‘emancipatory’ public and academic discourse. Taking a closer look at this ‘genderism’, we can see that insisting on the ‘liberation’ of previously othered women or queers via a religionization and culturalization of existing asymmetric power relations has more often fostered than reduced the latter. I want to discuss this problem by introducing analytical concepts such as ‘embedded feminism’, ‘homonationalism’, ‘queer imperialism’, and ‘gendered occidentalism’. Along these concepts from critical feminist/post/de/colonial thinkers, we can spell out Spivak’s famous notion of ‘white men saving brown women from brown men’ across a multitude of variations, including dominant and subordinate positions alike, and tracing the flexible phenomenon of epistemic violence from British colonialism in India to international and domestic politics of many ‘Western’ states today. Thinking these concepts together against a larger geopolitical background and illustrating them with recent debates about who is to liberate whom, we can analyze the discursive and symbolic dimensions of gendered and sexualized violence as ‘epistemic violence’ which is deeply rooted in the coloniality of the academic field itself.
Typ: Angemeldeter Vortrag
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Veranstaltung: Annual Conference BISA (British International Studies Association) (Dublin)
Datum: 19.06.2014


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