Vortrag: Mangesh Kulkarni: The Politics of Mobilised Masculinities in Contemporary India, 02.12.2011, Wien

Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde, Universität Wien
Zeit: Freitag, 2. Dezember 2011, 15h c.t.
Ort: Seminarraum 1, Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde,
Spitalgasse 2-4, Campus der Universität Wien, Hof 2.7, 1090 Wien
During the last two decades, India has witnessed the emergence of groups and networks geared to the pursuit of agendas that seek to redefine or recuperate men’s received identities and interests. Profeminist men’s groups seek to challenge hegemonic masculinity so as to bring about gender justice. Gay men have formed organisations to combat homophobia and compulsory heterosexuality. Men’s rights forums are fighting a rearguard battle to shore up certain seemingly threatened patriarchal institutions, practices and norms. My presentation will provide a critical account of the sources, structures and dynamics of these various manifestations of mobilised masculinities by drawing on my own and other scholars‘ research in the interdisciplinary field of Masculinity Studies.
Prof. Dr. Mangesh Kulkarni works at the University of Pune, Department of Politics and Public Administration and is ICCR Professor in Indian Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Vienna.

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