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15.-17.9.2016: Final Conference „Sexing the City”

From 15-17 September 2016, the conference „Sexing the City” completes the three-year interdisciplinary research project HERA SINGLE and takes place at the Museum Volkenkunde/Research Center for Material Culture in Leiden.
This interdisciplinary research project analyses the new cultural geographies of gendered urban space in Delhi and Shanghai, focusing on ‘single’ women across the life-course. The context of neo-liberal urbanisation in India and China is enabling the formation of new biographies and spaces for women. Single women are increasingly visible in public, be it through media representations or everyday practices and mobilities.
The project, with main base in Heidelberg, is a collaboration coordinated by Prof. Christiane Brosius (Professor of Visual and Media Anthropology, Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”), Dr. Melissa Butcher (The Open University, United Kingdom), and Prof. Jeroen deKloet (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands).
"Sexing the City" comprises discussion and debate including keynote presentations from Prof. Raminder Kaur (University of Sussex, UK) and Prof. Jennifer Robinson (University College London, UK), film screenings of “Women” by Walker Lee (Shanghai) and an art exhibition featuring the artists Li Xiaofei (Shanghai), Guo Qingling (Shanghai), and Sheba Chhachhi (Delhi).

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13 Sep 2016
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