What Can Indigenous and Feminist Analyses Contribute to Sociological Analyses?
RC32 Women in Society
Language: French and English
Building on the work of Indigenous feminist scholars, this session examines synergies between and specificities of Indigenous analyses and feminist analyses. It also explores the current relationship and potential of each type of analysis to sociology.
What are the ways in which Indigenous and feminist analyses may converge and/or offer complementary sociological insights and analyses? For example, both not only provide a critique of the contemporary world, through such concepts as colonialism and patriarchy, but also often envisage alternatives. And what are key specificities of each (in relation to the other) when considering sociological analyses? Contributions are invited which focus on Indigenous analyses, feminist analyses and analyses which combine the two. Is it the case that the holistic feminist analyses, similar to those of DAWN (Development Alternatives for Women in a New Era, 1987), are the most fruitful?
Contributions are invited which are informed by one or more of a number of different standpoints and approaches, including:
1) collaborative situations of those grounded in both perspectives or in one of them, with consideration of the other, for example through experiences in networks such as those on the gift economy and on matriarchal studies;
2) contributions drawing from the presenter’s own research;
3) theorizing from Indigenous and/or feminist approaches, or from the interrelated concepts of power, violence and justice that frame this conference.
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