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GCSJ seminar series: The Political Economy of Patriarchy in the Global South

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 12:00 to 13:00


Dr Ece Kocabicak, Lecturer in Sociology for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at The Open University.


This GCSJ seminar will explore Ece Kocabicak’s new book on ‘The Political Economy of Patriarchy in the Global South’

What explains this paradox of a strong feminist movement coexisting with stubborn patriarchal arrangements? This book suggests that the limitations of social theory prevent feminist strategies from initiating transformative changes and achieving permanent gains. It investigates the impact of theoretical shortcomings upon feminist strategies by engaging with two clusters of work: ungendered accounts of capitalist development and theories on gendered oppression and inequality.

The seminar series is organised by The Open University's Centre for Global Challenges and Social Justice (GCSJ). Established in October 2021, the Centre in the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies provides critical, interdisciplinary insight, and innovative, social justice driven solutions to challenges facing contemporary global societies. The Centre’s ambition is to understand the historical and structural underpinnings of contemporary societies; the systems of oppressions and inequalities they reproduce; and the resistances and struggles they generate.

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