CANCELED: The Capitalist-Rescue Narrative: Afghan Women and Micro-Entrepreneurship
341 Eggers Hall
Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
South Asia Center
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.
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