Social Science and Public Policy

The Capitalist-Rescue Narrative: Afghan Women and Micro-Entrepreneurship

April 21, 2020 at 12:30pm2:30pm

Eggers Hall, 341

Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs

South Asia Center

presents

Purnima Bose, Associate Professor of English, Indiana University

The Capitalist-Rescue Narrative: Afghan Women and Micro-Entrepreneurship

Bose’s talk focuses on Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Dressmaker of Khair Khana, which describes Afghan women’s economic activities under the Taliban. Lemmon narrates Afghan entrepreneurship through the lens of US style capitalism and its attendant production arrangements. Ultimately, the text assumes that arrival into capitalist modernity requires Afghanistan’s integration into the global economy, a route open to Afghan women through the NGO sector.

Contact Emera Bridger Wilson at elbridge@syr,edu with any questions or concerns.

This event was published on January 15, 2020.


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