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Laird Christie Annual Lecture in Anthropology
Start Date: 10/31/2019Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 10/31/2019End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:

The Trouble is Marriage: Feminists Renegotiate Law and Kinship in Contemporary India

This talk presents anthropological research about projects that attempt to reform marriage in contemporary India, including Family Courts, Alternate Dispute Resolution and intersections with laws of Gender-Based Violence and traces conceptions of protection and agency at the heart of these reforms. In doing so, Srimati Basu considers the potential and limitations of feminist theory of marriage as a form of expressing gender, kinship transactions and state governance.

Srimati Basu is a professor of Gender and Women Studies and Anthropology, University of Kentucky. She is the author of the monographs The Trouble with Marriage: Feminists Confront Law and Violence in India and She Comes to Take Her Rights: Indian Women, Property and Propriety, editor of Dowry and Inheritance, and co-editor of Conjugality Unbound: Sexual Economy and the Marital Form in India.

Location Information:
Waterloo - Paul Martin Centre
Contact Information:
Name: Tanya Richardson
Phone: 519.884.0710 x3865
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