Harmful Cultural Practices: A critical analysis of cross-cultural discourses and moral understandings of gender, sexuality and embodiment

01 January 2015 → 31 December 2020
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Ethics
    • Theology and religious studies
    • Other philosophy, ethics and religious studies not elsewhere classified
  • Social sciences
    • Anthropology
migration harmful cultural practices Gender
Project description

The aim of this project is (1) to critically question the analytical viability and the strategic potential of the notion of harmful cultural practices; (2) to gain a better insight into the way in which women in a migration context experience and negotiate moral and cultural understandings concerning gender, sexuality and embodiment, and (3) to develop an alternative framework that incorporates different cultural perspectives and epistemologies and that allows to question, explain and challenge gender inequalities and
discriminatory practices.