Gender, Identity Politics and Social Change (1999-2003)

  • Thorbek, Susanne (Project Participant)

    Project Details


    This cluster focuses on the creation of new political and cultural resistances and configurations as articulated in various responses to the global "modern" society. The difficulties of nation-states, civil and transnational societies as a result of the malfunctioning of the world economy lead to new social categories based on wage and non-wage labor, gender and ethno-religious identities. Research projects: Susanne Thorbek: Prostitution in a Global Context; Jacques Hersh, Johannes D. Schmidt and Akram T. Hawas: The Middle East - Between Global Pressure, Local Identity and Nationalism; Akram T. Hawas: The Kurdish Question 1) Hegemony and the Kurdish Collapse; 2) Islam/West: Impacts on the Societal Development in the Middle East; Ellen Brun: Sustainable Priorities - The Case of Double Rationality-focusing on the hidden rationality of close human relations by identifying common value systems capable of uniting people for change and alternative solutions based on every-day practice; Jane Parpart: Gender and the Post-Development Debate Output: Several refereed book chapters and journal articles, and a Danida financed conference have been held.
    Effective start/end date19/05/2010 → …