04 December 2019
Border Humanitarians: Tracing Governance through Multiscalar Discourses on Gender Violence among Burmese Displaced in Thailand
 
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"Border Humanitarians: Tracing Governance through Multiscalar Discourses on Gender Violence among Burmese Displaced in Thailand"  

By  Asst. Prof. Dr. Adam Saltsman, Department of Urban Studies, Director of Urban Action Institute, Worcester State University, USA.

Date: Wed. 4 Dec. 2019
Time: 13.30-15.30 hrs.
Venue: Subaltern Room, Basement of Operational Building, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University

While numerous studies have looked at the experiences of Burmese men and women who live and work in the borderlands, many without documented status, this presentation explores how, amidst efforts at multiple levels to respond to and prevent gender violence within the migrant population, we can identify varying gendered discourses that have a generative quality. The presentation will compare narratives on gender violence among Burmese humanitarian workers at international NGOs, local "community" organizations, and among migrant laborers themselves. Out of this, we will discuss how these suggest discourse operating at different scales to produce a kind of contested gendered order in the Thai-Burmese borderlands.