Speaking of Assault: Expressions and their Histories (Wednesday Talk as a part of Changing India Series delivered on 20th March 2019)

Geetha, V (2019) Speaking of Assault: Expressions and their Histories (Wednesday Talk as a part of Changing India Series delivered on 20th March 2019). [Audio] (Unpublished)

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Abstract: The MeToo# phenomenon in the Indian context has generated a plethora of public expressions - of not only outrage and anger, but also 'representations' of violence. Two interrelated aspects of such representations bear examination: the de-eroticising of assault and the politicising of sexual shame. I hope to understand either, by mapping observations and arguments from the present onto homologous expressions from specific moments and locations within Indian women's movements. My intention is twofold: to reiterate the importance of historical memory even as we recognise and understand the uniqueness of the present.
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Additional Information: V. Geetha is publisher and co-director of Tara Books, Chennai and a well-known scholar working on feminism and caste. Some of her path-breaking works include Patriarchy (Stree 2007), Gender (Stree 2002) and Towards a Non-Brahmin Millenium (Bhaktal & Sen 1998). She is currently researching the works and thoughts of Dr B.R. Ambedkar.
Subjects: NIAS Resources > NIAS Lectures
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2019 06:53
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2019 07:35
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    URI: http://eprints.nias.res.in/id/eprint/962

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