Monday, April 20, 2020 at 12:15pm
Uris Hall, G08
THIS PRESENTATION IS CANCELLED. WE HOPE TO RESCHEDULE FOR LATER THIS YEAR.
This talk focuses on Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, which describes Afghan women’s economic activities under the Taliban. Lemmon narrates Afghan entrepreneurship through the lens of US style capitalism and its attendant production arrangements. Ultimately, the text assumes that arrival into capitalist modernity requires Afghanistan’s integration into the global economy, a route open to Afghan women through the NGO sector.
Purnima Bose is an Associate Professor of English and International Studies at Indiana University, where she chairs the International Studies Department in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies. She is the author of Organizing Empire: Individualism, Collective Agency, and India and Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror.