The Report, or, Whatever Happened to Third World Feminist Theory?
March 31, 2023 | 4:00PM - 6:00PM
This is an online event.
Policy reports on the “status of women” constitute one of the most abundant archives on the world’s women in the second half of the twentieth century. This talk offers an account of and a reckoning with the promises and limits of the social scientific report through an analysis of archives of early “status of women” reports, focusing on reports produced in South Asia from the 1970s to the 1990s.
Durba Mitra is the Richard B. Wolf Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and Acting Director of the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at Harvard University. She is the author of Indian Sex Life: Sexuality and the Colonial Origins of Modern Social Thought (Princeton University Press, 2020).
Sponsor: Centre for South Asian Studies Co-Sponsor: Women & Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto