Narrating the May 13, 1969 Racial Riots in Malaysian Literature

Dr Ying Xin Show
28 November 2019 - 4:00pm

This talk will give an overview of the portrayal and narratives of May 13 in contemporary Malaysian literature. I focus on novels written by Malaysian women writers who were born after 1969, who grew up in the “postmemory” of May 13. Juxtaposing their works with the post-1969 situation, I show how women writers employ a gendered articulation to remember May 13 and offer critiques to the racialised accounts of nationalism in Malaysia which are glutted with masculine fervours

Understanding the online "Manosphere"

Simon Copland
21 November 2019 - 11:00am

In April 2018 Alek Minassian sped a van through Toronto, Canada, killing ten and injuring sixteen others. Minassian belonged to an online community called ‘incels’ (involuntary celibates), comprised of men who blame women for their inability to gain sexual relationships.

The British Monarchy, Grenfell Tower, and Social Inequality in London

Dr Laura Clancy
21 November 2019 - 10:00am

The fire at Grenfell Tower, a block of public housing flats in The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London, in June 2017 has come to epitomise the growing divide between Britain’s rich and poor in the last decade.

Quantitative Evidence of Gender Inequality in Contemporary Scottish Publishing

Christina Neuwirth
15 November 2019 - 1:00pm

The UK publishing industry has an equality problem. Much recent research has evidenced systemic gender, ethnicity and class bias (‘In Full Colour: Cultural Diversity in Publishing Today’ 2004; Squires 2017; Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics, n.d.; Ramdarshan Bold 2018; Brook, O’Brien, and Taylor 2018; Wood 2019).

Intra-household Gender Dynamics and Sustainable Agricultural Technology Adoption: Evidence from Indonesian Rural Households

Dr Ayu Pratiwi, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, Finland
13 November 2019 - 12:30pm

This study examines whether the adoption of sustainable agricultural technologies is affected by the intra-household gender dynamics between a husband and wife, using a 3-year panel dataset of more than 300 coffee and cocoa-farming households in Lampung, Indonesia.

Men’s Perspectives on Addressing Family and Sexual Violence in Papua New Guinea

Mr Joshua Goa; Mr Dunstan Lawihin
12 November 2019 - 12:30pm

Family is the basic foundation for social and economic development across the world, and particularly in PNG as it is a communal society. However, this foundation is often challenged by multiple issues of which family and sexual violence is one.

Changing Education, Changing Fertility: A Decomposition of Completed Fertility in Australia

Associate Professors Edith Gray, Associate Professor Ann Evans
12 November 2019 - 11:30am

The expansion in education in Australia, particularly for women, is one of the most significant social changes of the last five decades.

Talking Across the Economic-Security Divide: Development, Securitization and Infrastructure

Priyanka Sunder; Professor Evelyn Goh; Dr Amy King
7 November 2019 - 5:00pm

This research-practice roundtable will reflect on how academics have engaged with issues of infrastructure-based development in their research and practice.

Constructing a Female Hero: Memory, Representation, and Cultural Politics in Indonesia

Myra Mentari Abubakar
5 November 2019 - 12:00pm

This study traces the phenomenon of the national hero cults in Indonesia and looks at the process of how a historical figure transforms into a heroine with broader recognition at the national level.


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