Extractive Industries and Postcolonial Masculinities

Presenter/s: ANU Gender Institute, Crawford School of Public Policy

Event type: Workshop

Event date: Thursday, 1 December 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Event venue: Online and Seminar Room C, Coombs Building, ANU

Further information: Registration

This one-day workshop focuses on the changing masculinities in the postcolonial Asia-Pacific, focusing on the extractive industry.


In this region, the historical relationships between colonisers and colonised have changed, and new interactions and social connections are occurring between locals and foreign employees, including non-Westerners and Westerners. Consequently, it might be necessary to analyse the masculinities of mining operations and mineworkers in ways that depart from the predominately linear and binary paradigms. How can we imagine masculinities that are characterised by hybridity, fluidity and adaptability, and bring to the forefront the experiences and views of local people and foreign workers who share the same space? The postcolonial setting, where navigating masculinities entails much more than simply adopting Western values, products and emulating ways of life, allows individuals of diverse ethnicities and cultures to be able to influence one another in ways that necessitate new modes and techniques of knowing than earlier studies have indicated.



Participants will be given a zoom link on registration.


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