Seminaire “Paternalism & Women’s Political Participation in Sri Lanka” by Malathi de Alwis, at UMASS Boston, on March 5, 2014, 4:00-6:00 PM

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 The Consortium invites you to:
Paternalism & Women’s Political Participation in Sri Lanka
 
Malathi de Alwis
Consultant Socio-Cultural Anthropologist, Colombo, Sri Lanka
 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 4:00-6:00 PM  
Campus Center, Room 3545, UMass Boston
 
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Feminist activism with regard to women’s political participation in Sri Lanka has primarily focused on quotas to increase their numerical strength within political institutions. This emphasis on “bodies” has however precluded a deeper discussion on the lack of “voice.”
Malathi de Alwis received her PhD in Socio-Cultural Anthropology at the University of Chicago and is currently affiliated with the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo and the Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, Colombo. She has also taught at the University of Chicago (Illinois), New School for Social Research (New York), the International Women’s University (Hannover) and the University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg). She has written extensively on nationalism, humanitarianism, maternalism, suffering and memory. She is the co-editor ofTsunami in a Time of War: Aid, Activism and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka and Aceh(2009), Feminists Under Fire (2003) and Embodied Violence (1996).
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Refreshments will be served  
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