Asian Women Negotiating Hierarchy Within Family
An interdisciplinary postgraduate and early career scholars’ Day School.
29th April 2010 @ Centre for Women’s Studies, University of York
In recent decades, the liabilities and responsibilities that Asian women take up within the family have undergone massive change, largely as a response to globalisation and modernity. Women are moving away fromthe traditional practice of remaining confined to the private sphere of their home and out into the public domain of work, often bearing the economic burdens of the family.
Within this context we intend to explore and address the new challenges faced by women. The aim of the Day School is to discuss, in light of your own research, themes and questions such as:
· To what extent, if any, has women’s shift to the public domain resulted in an enhancement of their status within the family?
· What kinds of negotiation strategies do women use in dealing with familial relations?
· How can one account for the vicious circle of struggle that many women endure in their day-to-day life?
· What policies, tactics or approaches might improve Asian women’s lives?
We aim to bring together postgraduate scholars/researchers working on these issues to present their work as they are relevant to a variety of Asian cultures and contexts. We hope to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives on these issues, as well as encourage network-building and research collaboration. The event will provide an opportunity for free discussion and exchange of ideas relevant to the theme in a supportive environment.
If you would like to present a paper, please send a title and abstract (200 to 250 words) email@example.com Friday 19 February 2010. Please also include your name, institution, and PhD topic. All speakers will be required to register and pay the day school registration fee of £5; however, at the day school all speakers will be given £10 towards travel expenses.
Registration deadline: 22nd March 2010
We look forward to seeing you there.
Pranati Mohanraj, Hsing Miao, Wenchao Wei and Muhammed Saeed
Centre for Women’s Studies
University of York