Cawo Abdi, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Minnesota, will speak on the topic â€œTransnationalism and Gender Dynamics in Minnesota Context.â€? This event will be held in 120 B/C Andersen Library from 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM on Dec. 3, 2008.
Invitation to attend a seminar of the Global Race Ethnicity and Migration Series at the University of Minnesota
Speaker: Cawo Abdi, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the University of Minnesota.
Topic: â€œTransnationalism and Gender Dynamics in Minnesota Contextâ€?
New economic and socio-political institutions migrants encounter in their new settlements often trigger contestation in normative gender arrangements. The literature indicates that the diminished economic position for migrant men within the family might decrease their authority and that might exacerbate gender conflicts in the family. One of the concerns of this presentation is: How do men and women frame this conflict? In what ways are these articulations gendered and of what consequences are these for the ways we think about tranationalism, gender, and the role of public institutions in such matters? Using case material from Somalis in Minnesota the paper will illustrate the nature of those struggles in the Minnesota context and how the state, the courts, and religion factor into the refashioning of gender struggles and roles.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
120 B/CAndersen Library
222--21st Ave. S., Minneapolis
Free and open to students, faculty, and the public.
Light refreshments will be provided.
Event notice on U Calendar: http://events.tc.umn.edu/event.xml?occurrence=411662
Directions on the Web: www.ihrc.umn.edu
Sponsored by Immigration History Research Center and Institute for Global Studies