On 10-13 October 2011 EDDA – Center of Excellence, in collaboration with the Centre for Women‘s and Gender Research at the University of Iceland, will host the 2011 Gendering Asia Network workshop at the University of Iceland. The 2011 Network meeting hosted by EDDA is the second meeting of the network. The first was held in Copenhagen in November 2010 and the third will be held in Norway in 2012.
One of the great challenges for the Gendering Asia Network (GAN) is to make the importance of gender visible and to make it clear to the wider Asian studies community, as well as policy makers and the general public that applying a critical gender perspective makes a difference to the knowledge we construct of Asia.
At the workshop the groups that were established at the 2010 workshop will each develop their research themes and joint research projects.
To provide an overall framework for the research projects all participants will focus on what ‘Gendering Asia’ means. We will address questions such as:
- How do we theorize gender/Asia?
- What are the implications of conceptualizing and analyzing gender/Asia?
- How does the application of a gender perspective to the study of Asia make a difference?
- How do we become aware of, identify and conceptualize the invisible workings of gender norms and power relations as they manifest themselves in all fields of Asia – politics, economics, culture and society as such?