Growing up Female in Post-Colonial and Multi-Ethnic Societies - Invited Panel

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC32 Women in Society (host committee)

Language: English

Inspired by Dr. Cynthia Joseph’s book on Growing up Female in Multi-Ethnic Malaysia, this invited panel of scholars examines the experience of growing up female in selected post-colonial and multi-ethnic societies. How does state regulation of migration, citizenship and diversity in conjunction with cultural norms, and communal practices in the era of globalization, provide particular meanings to, and help shape, the experience of young women of diverse ethnic backgrounds in the areas of education, work, sexuality and gender relations? What does it mean to be female and how does this translate into being a woman in the context of intersecting gender, ethnic/race, and class relations in post-colonial and multi-ethnic societies? What are the repercussions of state regulation in migration/ citizenship / diversity for growing up female in current temporary labour migration and refugee contexts?  Individual papers may focus on specific countries, ethnic groups or inter-ethnic relations, levels of education, types of work/professions, sexualities and families. Theoretical reflections, empirical research from particular contexts and comparative studies are welcome. 
Session Organizers:
Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada and Margaret ABRAHAM, Hofstra University, USA
Evangelia TASTSOGLOU, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Oral Presentations
Growing up Female in Post-Colonial Philippines: Education, Militarism and Activism
Glenda BONIFACIO, Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Lethbridge, Canada
Gendered Aboriginal-Immigrant-White Relations in the Canadian North: College Faculty Perspectives
Linda MUZZIN, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada
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