Producing the ‘New’ Asian Woman: Entanglements of Urban area, Cultural Encounters and Gendered Identities in Shanghai and Delhi (SINGLE)

Producing the ‘New’ Asian Woman: Entanglements of Urban area, Cultural Encounters and Gendered Identities in Shanghai and Delhi (SINGLE)


Jeroen de Kloet (PI)

People in the research team. Description associated with extensive research programme regarding the research group

Jeroen de Kloet Penn Ip Prof. Christiane Brosius (Heidelberg University, Germany, undertaking Leader) Dr. Melissa Butcher (Open University, UK, PI) Laila Abu-Er-Rub (Heidelberg University) Lucie Bernoider (Heidelberg University) Pi Chenying (Heidelberg University & University of Amsterdam) Maddalena Chiellini (Open University)

SOLITARY is just a project funded because of the HERA scheme associated with eu, it relates to the representation of solitary ladies in Asia (Shanghai) and Asia (Delhi). The context of metropolitan change both in nations is allowing the synthesis of brand brand new social geographies and biographies for solitary ladies. SINGLE utilizes ethnographic, mobile and methodologies that are visual explore these issues, documenting the experiences of solitary feamales in Delhi and Shanghai which are indicative of wider social and demographic transformations, and set within wider debates of social encounter, globe metropolitan areas and globalisation. The task aims to expand operate in the Digital Humanities, making use of a state-of-the-art online platform for both analysis therefore the development of a interactive general public gallery. Artistic practices are main to the ongoing work and collaboration with performers in Shanghai and Delhi will culminate in public places activities in Shanghai, Delhi and Amsterdam.

Envisaged outcomes. Work plan and time routine

15 log articles 4 PhD dissertations 1 Edited amount 1 Monograph

2013: starting seminar. 2014: workshop Digital Humanities. 2014: seminar at Fei modern Art Center, Shanghai; three months fieldwork for PhD, four weeks fieldwork for research affiliate, planning of two articles (PI, PhD) and 2-3 meeting papers. 2015: a few months fieldwork for PhD, 2 months fieldwork for research affiliate, planning of two articles (PI, PhD) and conference that is 2-3. 2016: planning of edited amount (PI, PhD, research affiliate), monograph (research affiliate); and 2-3 seminar documents; last dissemination occasion: workshop, University of Amsterdam & public occasion at Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam.

The value of theproject can be found in its study of the imbrication of changing metropolitan area and gendered expertise in two key metropolitan centers when you look at the Asia area by way of a framework that is transcultural. This gives an analysis of various characteristics of social encounter embedded in colonial histories, development discourse, cosmopolitanism and media flows that are global. The task will interrogate the effect of western discourses which have inflected urbanisation therefore the social scripts that delineate gendered use of the room, from Uk colonialism’s Victorian ethical regimes to your neo-liberal “global” city’s increased exposure of independency and flexibility. This can highlight the complexity of spatial experience away from context of Western towns. Likewise, the task makes a significant share to the analysis of globalisation as being a main arena for social modification. This trend is oftentimes mediated as driving social encounter inside a predominantly western discourse. Nevertheless, in this research, the ability relations together with selection of experiences inherent in localised variations of globalisation will likely be made explicit through exploring diverse and moving gendered usage of metropolitan spaces. The task examines social encounter in the light of intergenerational change highlighting the critical debate centred in the effect of transcultural flows regarding the everyday lives of females. Women that prefer to get single in specific durations associated with life course express a radical departure into the space of just one generation from “traditional” notions for the family members or perhaps the depiction of females in defining national identity. Yet the negotiation of social encounters with “Western” ideas of female subjectivity, with representations associated with “new” Indian or woman that is chinese in the media landscape of both urban centers, tend to be more complex compared to the easy use of a Western life style or a concomitant rejection of “Asianness”. The task in addition has create a dissemination that is public aided by the certain seek to assemble scholarly and social training from Asia, Asia and Europe.