Narratives of Women Against Fundamentalism Activists - Some Methodological and Political Ponderings

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 11:00 AM
Room: 302
Oral Presentation
Nira YUVAL-DAVIS , University of East London, United Kingdom
Narratives of Women Against Fundamentalism activists – some methodological and political ponderings This presentation is based on the autobiographical narratives of women members of Women Against Fundamentalism (WAF) which were recorded by me and then transformed into autobiographical chapters in an edited volume on WAF (2014, Lawrence and Wishart). It explores some of the methodological and political issues which are involved in making decisions how to process and present political narratives of close political and personal colleagues. It also explores in what ways women who were born in different geographical, national, religious, class, ethnic and racial locations construct the narratives of their life story into becoming political activists who share with the others feminist anti racist anti fundamentalist political views and activism and especially what kinds of incidents are seen as the transformative life events by these women to lead them into WAF kind of politics.