Research title: Dominant and Resistant Contexts: Ideology and Political Practices in the Construction of Gender. Kinds
Dominant and Resistant Contexts: Ideology and Political Practices in the Construction of Gender Kinds
In my PhD research project on the ontology of gender kinds, I look at resistant communities, such as LGBTQI+ feminist communities, which organise together in ways that are aimed at resisting oppression, through the adoption of certain everyday political practices, such as pronoun circles and not-assuming one's gender identity. These practices play a central political role as they contribute to the construction of a social context where oppression is resisted. My research looks at the possibilities and limitations of such practices in the construction of an alternative, less oppressive, social reality beyond these communities. It will map the possibilities for harnessing the power of those practices to make a difference to society at large.