Family and Gender in a Globalizing India

This seminar explores the transformation of family and gender relations in contemporary India

India has seen a remarkable transformation into an emerging economic Power. However, the popular perception of India’s institutions of family and marriage is that they are made of a “different fabric” and uphold traditional Indian culture and values. This seminar presents four different case studies that analyze family and gender relations in India to show how these institutions are influenced by the political, technological and socio-economic changes of globalization. The presenters explore how the transformation of India produces new opportunities and affects power relations and the role of women and men in families, in both rural and urban settings.



Lars Olav Aaberg (Centre for Gender Research, UiO/Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research): Men, Masculinities and Micro-Finance in Kerala, South India

Kristin Engh Førde (Institute of Health and Society, UiO): "For my Kids Only": Commercial Surrogate Motherhood between Neoliberalism and "Old" Femininity

Karina Standal (Centre for Development and Environment, UiO): Family, Solar Electricity and Women's Empowerment

Harold Wilhite (Centre for Development and Environment, UiO): Consumption and the Transformation of Family and Everyday Life



Guro Warhuus Samuelsen (Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, UiO)

Anne Waldrop (Oslo and Akershus University College)


Senter for uvikling og miljø (SUM) og Asianettverket
Publisert 10. feb. 2016 15:17 - Sist endret 11. feb. 2016 10:19