Phulkari – A Traditional Art Form That Empowers Women

By Raiyan Mohammad Syed|November 14, 2022|Labour, Social movements, Women's rights|0 comments

Cross-stitching or phulkari has been around me for as long as I can remember. My nanu (maternal grandmother) was skilled in the art of cross-stitching, and she passed it down to my mother as well. Throughout the various homes I’ve lived in, I’ve always been able to admire fully handmade, meticulous, ornate cross-stitch work whether in wall hangings, cushion covers, or as embroidery on clothing. In a similar way, Manpreet

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Vibrant, diversifying civic mobilization challenges the immigration detention system

By 643577|June 6, 2019|Immigration dentention, Migration, Social movements|0 comments

This post is written by Anna Lindley, Senior Lecturer in Migration, Mobility and Development at SOAS. It was originally published as a guest post on the Border Criminologies blog based at the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford. See the original post here.  There is a burgeoning research literature critically mapping the spatial and temporal logics of immigration detention and how these systems are increasingly used to discipline and contain ‘unwanted’ mobile populations.

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The Bernstein & Byres Prize in Agrarian Change for 2017

By 643577|September 17, 2018|Journal of Agrarian Change, Social movements|0 comments

This post is written by Liam Campling, Cristóbal Kay, Jens Lerche, Bridget O’Laughlin, and Carlos Oya. It is part of the Journal of Agrarian Change blog, hosted on the Development Studies at SOAS blog. We are pleased to announce that R. Ramakumar, School of Development Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, has been awarded the 2017 Bernstein & Byres Prize for his article ‘Jats, Khaps and Riots: Communal Politics and the

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Women’s Rights and the Arab Uprisings

By Jo Tomkinson|February 19, 2016|Social movements, Women's rights|0 comments

Ahlem Belhadj is a practitioner and teacher of child psychiatry in Tunisia. She co-founded the Coalition for Sexual and Corporal Rights in Muslim Societies and won the 2012 Simone de Beauvoir Prize. She has authored several books on child psychiatry, the abuse of children and women and women’s rights. She has also been described as ‘The Arab Spring’s Tunisian Heroine’.  In December 2015 Ahlem Belhadi gave a lecture in the

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