Interrogating Intersectionality in North East Asia: How do Race, Gender and Class work in contemporary Japan, South Korea, and China?

Thursday, April 03, 2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
McLaren Conference Center 252 - Venue
Event Type
Events and Lectures
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Elbers, Krysten Cogswell
422-6357
Department
Center for Pacific Rim

A Spring Mini-Symposium

Discussant: Dr. Thomas Gold, Dept. of Sociology, UC Berkeley

Panelists:

  • Dr. Ann-Elise Lewallen, Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies, UC Santa Barbara
    Indigenous, Female, Other: Ainu Women's Use of Universal Language to Gain Local Empowerment
Dr. Laura C.Nelson, Dept. of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley
New and Old Intersectionality in South Korea Dr. Eileen Otis, Dept. of Sociology, University of Oregon
The Boundary Work of Class and Gender Formation in China's Retail Sector

The mini-symposium “Interrogating Intersectionality of Race, Gender and Class in North East Asia” explores how race, gender and class compete as well as coalesce in China, South Korea and Japan as individuals and groups seek to navigate the social and political spheres. Several prominent social scientists will present their work on North East Asian societies and facilitate an interdisciplinary discussion on the analytical utility and applicability of the intersectional approach.

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