Sasin Research Seminar - How the market contributes to alleviate the gender stigma: The case of Bangladesh Hijras

24 Jun 2022
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How the market contributes to alleviate the gender stigma: The case of Bangladesh Hijras
By Dr. Mette Morsing, Head of PRME, United Nations Global Compact Dr. Enrico Fontana, Lecturer in Management and Organization, Sasin School of Management Friday June 24, 2022, 12:00 -13:00 pm. Venue: Room 201, Sasin School of Management. Please register here to reserve your seat. Summary: In the next presentation we, Dr. Mette Morsing and Dr. Enrico Fontana, will present several ideas about a paper in progress that builds on qualitative data being currently collected in Bangladesh. In this paper, we investigate how Hijras – third gender and nonconforming individuals from South Asia who often experience social ostracism and work precariousness – engage with self-employed work and how such engagement allows them to overcome the stigma imposed on their gender identity. Particularly draw on the analytical dimension of bodywork in organization studies to theorize how Hijras negotiate their stigmatized identity by purposefully shaping different material aspects of their body (comprising clothing and behavior), subsequently helping them to advance their work and to gain a recognition as “dignified professionals” in their urban locality.   For more information please contact Khun Nanthapak Pinyo at 091 479 4551, 02 218 4036 or researchseminar@sasin.edu.  
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