[Reader-list] CFP: Conference on Renegotiating Intimacies: Marriage, Living Practices etc

Chandni Parekh chandni.parekh at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 18:06:53 IST 2009

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From: Chandni Parekh <chandni.parekh at gmail.com>
Date: 2009/9/17
Subject: CFP: Conference on Renegotiating Intimacies: Marriage, Sexualities,
Living Practices
To: Sarai List <reader-list at sarai.net>

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To be held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata
December 22-23, 2009

The conference proposes the following broad themes for further exploration:

*Intermediation of marriages*

Evolution of different forms of intermediation and contemporary variations
across class, caste and community

Marital choice and agency

Multiple marriages (widow/widower remarriage, remarriage of divorcees, and

*Marriage and Violence*

Various forms of violence within marriage – domestic violence, forced
marriages, enforced motherhood, etc

Transgressive marriages leading to violence between different sections of
class, caste and community

Role of the state and legal system in combating violence within/due to

*Marriage and structures of class/caste hierarchies*

Constructions of caste/class identities

Reproduction of gendered ideologies of marriage

*Abstracts should reach by 30.10.2009*

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