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(Re)figurations and Situated Bodies: Gendered Shades, Resistance and Politics in Cambodia
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies. Göteborgs universitet.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2773-8534
2016 (English)In: Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, Vol. 41, no 3, 677-699 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to Rosi Braidotti, there is a noticeable gap between how we live, our lived experiences, and how we represent ourselves in theoretical terms and discourses. In spite of the complexity of the multiethnic globalized societies that we inhabit, current discourses are marked by what Braidotti terms "an imaginative poverty." Braidotti argues that this poverty must be challenged with new figurations: we need to reinvent ourselves. In line with this, this article displays women's participation in local mobilizations, national politics, social uprisings, and communities of belonging in Cambodia through the lens of figurations. It approaches and deconstructs gendered power relations through the construction of different predictable and unpredictable figurations. Of course, there are countless numbers of figurations, but in this text only a few that are seen as political are discussed.

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University of Chicago Press, 2016. Vol. 41, no 3, 677-699 p.
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Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-40680ISI: 000371282200009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-40680DiVA: diva2:906187
Available from: 2016-02-24 Created: 2016-02-24 Last updated: 2016-04-01Bibliographically approved

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