Silence as a Form of Agency? Exploring the Limits of an Idea
This paper explores the possible meanings of silence as a form of agency; specifically, I examine the agency of women who, in different ways, ‘refuse to speak’. Questions of agency occupy contentious terrain in feminist theory, development studies, and postcolonial studies, particularly when conside...
|Main Author:||Fernandez, Bina|
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Cham Springer International Publishing 23.08.2018
|published in:||Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference pp. 187 - 204|
|Data of publication:||20180823|
Versions of this chapter were presented at the workshop ‘Decolonising Development: Narratives and Practices’ at the Australian National University in May 2015, and at the workshop ‘Against Recognition’ at Deakin University in February 2016. I am grateful to the organizers of these workshops—Zuleika Arashiro and Samantha Balaton-Chrimes respectively—for the invitations to present my work, and also to the workshop participants for their comments and suggestions. I also thank the editors of this volume for their attentive feedback, while exonerating them from responsibility for any shortcomings.
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