Conjugality, subjectivity, desire and gender-based violence in Tajikistan

Harris, Colette (2012) Conjugality, subjectivity, desire and gender-based violence in Tajikistan. Journal of Development Studies, 48 (1). pp. 55-67. ISSN 0022-0388

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This article, based on ethnographic materials collected in Tajikistan in the late 1990s, melds cross-cultural psychologies, (feminist) ethnography, sexualities and gender studies. It explores Zakari's marriage to his cousin, Sumangul. The cousins' different backgrounds produced distinct forms of (gendered) subjectivity, with Sumangul demonstrating greater intra-psychic autonomy. Their patrilocal marriage was enmeshed in gender-based violence, influenced by drug addiction and problematic intergenerational power relations. The article challenges gender-based violence as solely male on female, and shows the importance of age for gender identities in gerontocratic settings. It suggests a more nuanced approach to gender can improve development research and practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 5 - gender equality,sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/gender_equality
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Global Development (formerly School of International Development)
Depositing User: Users 2731 not found.
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2012 20:13
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2022 12:30
DOI: 10.1080/00220388.2011.629647

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