The Politics of Respectability: A Cross-Cultural Examination of Female Bodies & Behaviors
Nov 15 \ 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. \ Lulu Chow Wang Campus Center, Room 413, Wellesley College
Part of the Wellesley Centers for Women Lunchtime Seminar Series
The politics of respectability refers to the ways in which marginalized groups are subjugated to mainstream cultural values by members of their own groups. In this seminar, led by LaShawnda Lindsay-Dennis, Ph.D., participants will examine how respectability politics influence the lived experiences of girls from diverse cultural backgrounds. Participants will engage in a critical discussion about how societal beliefs about notions of femininity, respect, and dignity often polices the bodies and behaviors of girls from marginalized groups.
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