SlutWalk, theorised: Feminist Legal Studies CFP & Ratna Kapur at Osgoode (Mar 7)
Prof Emily Grabham from Kent just sent me this CFP from Feminist Legal Studies (she is the Editor-in-Chief) on “Theorising SlutWalk: Critical Feminist Perspectives” (deadline Sept. 30, 2012, complete call (pdf) here).
Feminist Legal Studies is pleased to publish Ratna Kapur’s article Pink Chaddis and SlutWalk Couture: The Postcolonial Politics of Feminism Lite in our upcoming issue: 20(1). [i will update with when/where you can get this article! - sl] Kapur deftly analyses the postcolonial feminist politics of the Indian SlutWalk and Pink Chaddi movements…..
In dominant narratives circulating about SlutWalk, the marches began after a police officer made comments at Osgoode Hall Law School in January 2011 that women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing ‘like sluts’. Nevertheless, SlutWalks rearticulate a range of contextually specific feminist concerns that pre-date and transcend this apparently North American ‘genesis’. Moreover, SlutWalk organising has been critiqued for ignoring dynamics of colonialism, as well as institutionalised violence against women/queers of colour, and against low-income women and queers.
Papers are invited which analyse these developments within the usual FLS guidelines, which are reproduced below. Authors are encouraged, but not required, to draw on or respond to Ratna Kapur’s arguments.
Lucky Osgoode, we get a kind of a name check (?) in the CFP and Ratna Kapur arrives here for as a Genest Global Visitor on March 5th and will be giving a talk based on the paper that Emily mentions on Wednesday March 7th 1230-2 in room 2001.
Join us! But please RSVP at this site using event code: GENEST2. More information:
Slutwalk Couture: The Politics of Feminism Lite
Genest Global Lecture
Co-sponsored with IFLS
Ratna Kapur is a faculty member of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, Geneva. She was a Coca-Cola World Fund Faculty Fellow at Yale Law School in 2010. She practised law for a number of years in New Delhi, and now teaches and publishes extensively on issues of international law, human rights, feminist legal theory and postcolonial theory. She was the Senior Gender Advisor with the UN Mission in Nepal during the transition period from 2007-2008. She has also been a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University and Harvard Law School. She has held a distinguished Chair in Human Rights at Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, as well as the Endowed Joseph C. Hostetler-Baker and Hostetler Chair in Law at Cleveland Marshal School of Law. Professor Kapur also works as a legal consultant on issues of human rights and international law for various organizations. Her latest books include “Erotic Justice: Law and the New Politics of Postcolonialism”(Cavendish, 2005) and “Makeshift Migrants: Gender, Belonging and Postcolonial Anxieties” (Routledge, 2010″).
If you are interested in what appeared on this blog about SlutWalk and the triggering incident, click here for the first post, here for the second, and here for the rest. Loads of links! Student commentary! Very few pictures!
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