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MEETINGS 2013-2016

405th Meeting : “Women Studies to Die or to Grow: Women and Gender Studies at Chiang Mai University”. 

Tuesday, 14th June 2016.

A talk by  Ariya Svetamra    

The Talk:

Women’s Studies programs in universities have been in crisis mode, deeply affected by the lack of official support. They are targeted as a ‘problematic unit’ for being a financial burden, not as lucrative as ‘trendy subjects that cater to demands from the business/industrial sector’. This talk will reflect upon the
question of sustainability of Thai Women’s Studies programs and the work of academics and women activists. It will question the problems that have brought about this crisis as well as propose resolutions.

The Speaker       

Ariya Svetamra is currently lecturer at Department of Women’s Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University. She received her Ph.D. in Social Science from Chiang Mai University. Her focus is women’s studies research, i.e. women market vendors, women’s perspectives on the underground
lottery and ethnic minority women struggling for nationality. She has also participated in research on popular religions and spirit mediumship in contemporary northern Thailand.

Want to read more? ....click "HERE" (PDF File for downloading or reading on line - 8 pages).

And for  a list of complementary resources on the topic of the last talk which includes more than 2000 references : Feminism, Gender, Woman... - A List of Articles, Books, Chapters in western languages available at the École Française d'Extrême-Orient Library in Chiang Mai—131 Charoen Prathet Road Opposite The Alliance Française—or at Louis Gabaude's home in Sansai.

....click "HERE" (PDF File for downloading or reading on line - 193 pages).


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