Consortium on Gender, Security & Human Rights: How Much Land Does A Woman Need? Women, Land Rights and Rural Development

Add to Calendar 04/18/2019 16:00 04/18/2019 18:00 America/New_York Consortium on Gender, Security & Human Rights: How Much Land Does A Woman Need? Women, Land Rights and Rural Development In this Consortium Speaker Series talk, Kingston-Mann explores rural development in 20th-century Kenya through the lens of women’s labor and land claims. http://genderandsecurity.org/events-news/speaker-series [email protected] Integrated Sciences Complex, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3300, UMass Boston MM/DD/YYYY

The failure to include gender in the economic history of rural development has severely limited our understanding of the colonial, privatizing and collectivist economic policies that disrupted and transformed the lives of rural women and men in the modern world. This talk will rewrite a piece of that history, exploring rural development in 20th-century Kenya through the lens of women’s labor and land claims. In the course of the 20th-century, Kikuyu women resisted efforts by husbands, fathers, brothers, tribal authorities and the state to control women-cultivated lands. Were these women seeking private land of their own, or were they advancing claims that didn't fit neatly into preconceived capitalist or pre-capitalist categories?

This event is being cosponsored by the UMass Boston CLA Dean's Office; Anthropology Dept; Economics Dept; History Dept; Political Science Dept; Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Dept and Human Rights Minor; the Honors College; the Sociology Club; and the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy.

 

Date and Time
04/18/2019: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location
Integrated Sciences Complex, 3rd Floor, Conference Room 3300, UMass Boston
Email
[email protected]
Website
http://genderandsecurity.org/events-news/speaker-series