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Same Sex Marriage: India Can Do Better

This is an excerpt from my article on The Huffington Post.

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Added by John Harvey on September 20, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

A Case Against Re-Appropriating Gender

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In sociology and cultural studies, re-appropriation is the cultural process by which a group reclaims—re-appropriates—terms or artifacts that were previously used in a way disparaging of that group.

Drawing on the theme…


Added by John Harvey on February 25, 2015 at 18:53 — 1 Comment

Female Foeticide/Infanticide in India: Considering Relations - Moving towards 'Daughter and Granddaughter Foeticide/Infanticide'

Having recently completed my dissertation on female foeticide and infanticide in India, my research uncovered a key area of neglect in trajectories concerning the practice. My provided an exegesis of  the several structures which exacerbate the practice today: son-preference, dowry, capitalism and 'social engineering' by the British Colonial Authorities in tandem with upper-caste elites to encourage 'Sanskritisation' thereby absolving many lower-caste practices (i.e. bride-price, other…

Added by John Harvey on January 28, 2015 at 23:00 — 5 Comments

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