Gender in Central Asia: Contemporary Issues in Nation-Building of Post Soviet States

4 June 2012

Conference – Workshop

Gender in Central Asia:
Contemporary Issues in Nation-Building of Post Soviet States

Venue: Réseau Asie – Pacifique / Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
190, avenue de France – 75013 Paris

9.00-9.30: Opening Speech
Azadeh KIAN, University of Paris 7 Diderot, CEDREF, France and Anna JARRY-OMAROVA, CEDREF 9.30-10.00: Theorizing Gender and Nation
Nira YUVAL-DAVIS, University of East London, United Kingdom

10.00-10.30: Studying Gender and Nation in Post-communist Context
Elena GAPOVA, Western Michigan University, United States of America

10.30-13.00: Constructions and Representations of Gender Identities in Nation-building projects in Post-communist Countries
Anna REKHVIASHVILI, Central European University, Hungary: “Nationalism and motherhood in contemporary Georgia”
Iman KARZABI, Institute of Political Science of Paris, France: “Women and President Lukashenko’s nationalist ideology in Belarus”
Diana KUDAIBERGENOVA, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom: “The representation of femininity and masculinity in the formation of national ideas and national symbols in Central Asia: between state and artist”
Elira TURDUBAYEVA, Turkey Manas University, Kyrgyzstan: “Discursive construction of gender in the media in Kyrgyzstan: Representation of women in the television”

14.00-15.30: Body, Sexuality and Nation
Catherine POUJOL, National Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations, France: “From batche to
goluboï, the course of a “social taboo” in Central Asia”
Tohir KALANDAROV, Academy of Sciences, Russia: “Intimate Life of Female Migrants from Central
Asia to Moscow”
Mohira SUYARKULOVA, University of Saint Andrews, United Kingdom: “Power, glamour and discourse of dress in Central Asia”

15.30-17.00: Collective Mobilizations of Women
Lucia DIRENBERGER, University of Paris 7 Diderot, France: “What de-sovietization implies for
women’s associations in Tajikistan? Impacts of patriarchy as a state discourse on national identity”
Joana HOARE, School of Oriental and African Studies, United Kingdom: “Doing gender activism in a donor-organized framework: constraints and opportunities in Kyrgyzstan”
Maria DEIANA, Queen’s University, United Kingdom: “Fighting Against Windmills? The Promises and Perils of Collective. Action in Post-Dayton Bosnia-Herzegovina”

17.30-18.30: Conflicts, Borders and Gender
Aksana ISMAILBEKOVA, Zentrum Moderner Orient, Germany: “Post Conflict Socio-Economic
Situation: A Case of Conflict Affected Female-Headed Households in Osh, Kyrgyzstan”
Isabella DAMIANI, Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ulm, France: “Gender and Borders: cross-border issues in the valley of Ferghana”

Committee organization:
Lucia DIRENBERGER, Université Paris 7 Diderot, CSPRP, CEDREF : lucia.direnberger@gmail.com
Anna JARRY-OMAROVA, Université Paris 7 Diderot, CEDREF : anna.jarry@free.fr
Iman KARZABI, Science Po, CERI, IEC : iman.karzabi@gmail.com

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