Power of Silence in Insecure and Gendered Sites

Tuesday, 22 January 2019 - 12:00 pm
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Presented by CIPS and the International Theory Network

Join us for this talk with Jane Parpart as she previews her upcoming book “Beyond the Binary: Rethinking Silence, Voice and Agency in Contested Gendered Terrains”. The lecture will explore the power of silence in a world where voice is too often privileged as the ultimate sign of power. Inspired by the complex literature interrogating silence, challenging the assumption that silence is always a sign of disempowerment, and explore the many ways in which silence can be empowering in a complex neo-liberal and postcolonial world. The lecture aims to contribute to on-going debates about silence, voice, gender and power, with particular attention to how these debates can contribute to the burgeoning feminist security studies, global political economy and literatures.