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24. März 2023

Liebe im postkolonialen Zeitalter

Dr. Séverine Marguin | Daddy Dibinga Kalamba | Dr. Brenda Strohmaier

In Westafrika boomt ein Unterhaltungsgenre namens Afronovela. Wie in den lateinamerikanischen Telenovelas handelt es sich dabei um romantische Seifenopern, aber eben solche, die in Afrika spielen. Vor allem im Senegal und an der Elfenbeinküste hat sich eine eigene Industrie dazu entwickelt. Die französische Soziologin Séverine Marguin und der kongolesische Regisseur und Filmwissenschaftler Daddy Dibinga Kalamba untersuchen im Teilprojekt C06, wie in diesen Serien gelungenes Leben inszeniert wird.

11. November 2022

Harems: Navigating physical and intangible borders

Sanaa Asim

The mystery surrounding the harem has resulted in rumors of what life behind its high walls actually looks like. Images of beautiful women, sexual pleasure, endless overindulgence have been projected over the reality of this strictly maintained gendered space. It’s easy to dismiss its existence as an example of archaic gender boundaries which have no place in the 21st century. But why? By delving into historical reactions to the harem, we can explore how gendered spaces are constructed and how this bears on our understanding of “freedom”.

29. Oktober 2021

The Way of the Bikerni: Women and Motorbikes in Urban India

Maddalena Chiellini

Delhi is considered a dangerous city when it comes to women’s mobility. Episodes of violence like the bus gang-rape of 2012 are a symptom of a city inscribed with gender inequality, especially in relation to accessing public space. In this contribution, I explore the experiences and relationship with mobility of the members of a ladies-only motorcycle club, the Bikerni. By looking at their hardships and successes, this blog post aims to convey how biking is a conflagration point for more than just patriarchal relations of power.