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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Feminism and Globalization
South Asia Partnership Canada cordially invites you to a mid day
FEMINISM AND RESISTANCE TO GLOBALIZATION OF CAPITALISM
Dr. Vanaja Dhruvarajan
Senior Scholar, University of Winnipeg
Date: Tuesday October 30, 2001
Time: 12.00 to 2.00 PM
At: Room 202, 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
Dr. Vanaja Dhruvarajan's presentation will offer a provocative discussion of
what she calls a corporate sponsored globalization and delineate its
negative impact on life in this planet. Rejecting the argument of
inevitability of such globalization, and drawing upon the life experiences
of women who are bearing the burnt of these changes across the world, she
provides an alternative paradigm to organize life that would be just and
caring for all. Her argument is that it is imperative that coalitions across
gender, race/ethnicity, nationality and class be forged with full
understanding of their intersecting and interlocking nature, under the
unifying vision of an emerging feminist paradigm to bring about social
Dr. Vanaja Dhruvarajan completed her Ph. D. and Masters degrees at the
University of Chicago. She has taught courses on Sociology of Sex and Gender
Relation, Socialization and Development, Women and Society, Indo-Canadian
Women: Change, Resistance and Adaptation, Women of Color in Canada, Feminist
Theory at various Universities including University of Winnipeg, Carleton
University, Ottawa University, Simon Fraser University, St. Mary's
University and University of Manitoba.
Her publications include Thinking Through Difference: A Global Perspective
Women and Well-being, Hindu Women and the Power of Ideology.
Currently she is doing her research on Second Generation Hindu Indo-Canadian
Women: Change, Resistance and Adaptation and Popular Women's Magazines and
the Empowerment of Women in India.
There will be an open discussion after the presentation. Space is limited
and prior registration is required. Please send your confirmation of
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