Thu 20 Dec 2018, 6 pm
24 Trang Tien, Hanoi
You are invited to the film Screening & discussion: “Gender, Identity and LGBT Rights” with the participation of Sébastien Chauvin, associate professor at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne and co-director of its Centre en Études Genre.
In many countries around the world, the topic of gender identity has undergone profound transformations in recent decades. Gender studies have provided the conceptual tools to understand the construction of male and female identities and it is increasingly recognized that gendered feelings of self may be out of step with the sex attributed at birth.
The rise of queer, trans, and intersex movements has also shed new light on a whole set of traditional identities long associated with the mix of the masculinity and femininity, particularly in the countries in the South.
What is the relationship between old and new identities, between the North and the South? How can we think and welcome this diversity that marks our present? How has the experience and theory of gender identity gradually become autonomous with regard to the issue of sexuality and sexual orientation, and with what consequences?
Are we simply witnessing a release from all gender norms, or are some norms also reinforced (e. g. early gender categorization in children through clothing)? How is the difference between atypical gender expressions (male, female, etc.) and crossing gender boundaries nowadays? Do we really need a real sex? And a real “genre”? Sébastien Chauvin will discuss about the gender studies and fuel today’s movements for diversity and the right to be different.
Sébastien Chauvin is an associate professor at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne and co-director of its Centre en Études Genre. He has taught in France, the United States and the Netherlands, where he was co-director of the Amsterdam Research Centre for Gender and Sexuality. He is notably the author, with Laure Bereni, Alex Jaunait and Anne Revillard, of the Introduction to Gender Studies (De Boeck, 2nd edition 2012) and with Arnaud Lerch, of Sociology of Homosexuality (La Découverte, 2013, Italian translation 2017). His researches focus on gender, sexuality, class inequalities, international migration, sociology of work and racism. His interested topics include contemporary transformations of sexual and gender identities in a context of social, ethnic and civic inequalities.
French – Vietnamese dual translation
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