Verschlagwortet: gender studies

Medicalization, Sensationalization and Self-Expression: Narratives of Intersex and Gender-Affirming Surgeries

By Ezgi Saritaş. In this essay, through the reading of popular medical writing on intersexuality alongside newspapers of the time, literary allusions and transgender self-expression, the author maps how the emerging medical discourse on normative gender and sexuality was reflected and negotiated in various narratives on sex reassignment and gender-affirming surgeries.

Gender Studies in Afghanistan or jender bazi: The Neoliberal University, Knowledge Production and Labour Under Military Occupation

By Paniz Musawi Natanzi. Following the military invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, private universities in Kabul became sites of marketisation and models for other cities in the country. In the process of neoliberal transformation, gender mainstreaming was a key cross-sectoral tool, intersecting foreign development and military policies, which included higher education. Funding for the development of university degree programmes and scholarships in gender studies came with conditions of adhering to an anti-social political and epistemological understanding of gender that builds on expanding “individualisation and financialisation”, while claiming to serve communities through entrepreneurialism. The hegemony of finance under neoliberal imperialism, the current manifestation of capitalism and process of empire-building, in sites of military and humanitarian-developmental intervention, reconfigured social, political, economic and epistemological structures also through the university. A critical analysis.

Ever-Present Tobacco Dust: Women’s Labor Conditions at the Cibali Tobacco Factory

By Zehra Betül Atasoy. In early Republican Turkey, women workers – predominantly in tobacco, weaving, and the food industry – were gathered mainly in the city of Istanbul. Although the number of female workers in industrial production gradually increased, gender-based wage differences continued, with women earning less, and these workers were subjected to long hours and inadequate health and safety conditions.

Dealing with Sexual Harassment and Violence in the Neoliberal University

By Tanja Wälty. The issue of sexual harassment and violence (SHV) has received more attention in recent years thanks to feminist interventions such as #Aufschrei, #MeToo, and #NiUnaMenos. At the same time, neoliberal governmentality has led to an “economization of the social” (Ludwig 2010), in which the market becomes the structuring principle for social relations.

Egypt’s Football Revolution: Emotion, Masculinity, and Uneasy Politics

By Carl Rommel. One does not have to spend a long time in Egypt to apprehend that football is a serious matter that stirs powerful emotions across the male population. Match shirts of Cairo’s two giant clubs, al-Ahly and al-Zamalek, are omnipresent in streets and squares throughout the country; club rivalries are a source of passionate controversies and banter in cafés, workplaces, and social media.

The Urgency of Relocating Gender Studies Politically

By Shereen Abouelnaga (English and Comparative Literature, Cairo University, Egypt). To speak about the importance of gender studies is like reinventing the wheel, not to mention the attempt at discrediting all past scholarship. My concern, instead, is about how (the why is a corollary) to revive and relocate gender studies to restore the political core of the feminist project and thought, which would endow it with a more productive role in the humanities.

في ضرورة إعادة دراسات الجندر إلى موضعها السياسي

شيرين أبو النجا (الأدب الإنكليزي والمقارن، جامعة القاهرة، مصر). يشير عنوان هذه المقالة إلى أنَّ دراسات الجندر كانت قد وُضعت في موضع وأنَّ هذا الموضع يحتاج إلى أن يستعيد غرضه الأصلي. والكلام على أهمية دراسات الجندر أشبه بإعادة اختراع العجلة، ناهيك عن كونه يسفّه جميع ما سبق من بحث.

Challenges in Literary Studies and Gender Studies or Why I Began to Talk Publicly about Relevance

Andrea Geier (Modern German Literature/Gender Studies, University of Trier, Germany). As a literary scholar specializing in gender studies, intercultural studies, and postcolonial studies at a German university, I experience positive challenges in my everyday research and teaching.

تحديات في الدراسات الأدبية ودراسات الجندر أو لماذا رحتُ أتحدّثُ على الملأ عن الصِّلة

أندريا غاير )الأدب الألماني الحديث/ دراسات الجندر، جامعة ترير، ألمانيا). بصفتي باحثة أدبية متخصصة في دراسات الجندر ودراسات التفاعل بين الثقافات ودراسات ما بعد الاستعمار في جامعة ألمانية، فإنني أواجه تحديات إيجابية في بحثي وتدريسي اليوميين.

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