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#373 The understanding of current feminist movements against violence through my personal experience as an Anthropological researcher


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First name Kanika Middle name Last name Sharan
Title The understanding of current feminist movements Organization / Institution University of Delhi Department Department of Anthropology
Address 163,A, 2nd Floor, Old Gupta colony, Vijay Nagar, New Delhi Postal / Zip code 110009 Country IN
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Abstract

Abstract title

The understanding of current feminist movements against violence through my personal experience as an Anthropological researcher

Abstract text

In India the challenges to those engaged in building a women\'s movement are formidable. Activists who seek to capture political space for women\'s issues must work to have their voices heard alongside and as part of the multiplicity of class, linguistic, religious, ethnic and caste claimants that make up the Indian polity. Women activists undertook to organize around issues of rape, domestic violence, female foeticide etc resulting in differential mortality rates. The movement in India is highly diversified among party-affiliated groups, autonomous feminist organizations, institutions of academic research etc. This diversity is echoed in the ideological character and political concerns of the movement. Organizational agendas span the range from reformist to radical and target a broad range of concerns from the economic livelihood of poor women to sexual violence across social groups. Similarly, although the \"old\" movement could be thought of as being less explicitly mobilizational and more directed toward women\'s welfare concerns than toward the articulation of women\'s interests as such, this functional distinction is far from absolute. The movement allowed feminists to find their own voice, not merely around economic issues that were sanctioned as legitimate in the eyes of their leftist political patrons but also around issues of violence that were self-defined as important as women came to speak from their own experience. Anthropologists and activists share the same knowledge and practices differing in their stance toward truth and knowledge. Here I’ll be presenting my views on the current feminist movements against violence through my personal experience.

Conference topic

Panel no. 01 – Miscellaneous

Preferred format

Oral

Abstract Review

This abstract was reviewed on 2021-01-19 15:11h by 205986349833

Reviewer decision

Accepted