• Masculinity and Marriage in Contemporary Afghanistan

Masculinity and Marriage in Contemporary Afghanistan

30 November 2018

SOAS, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Wolfson Lect. Theatre

SOAS South Asia Institute will be hosting a panel discussion on 'Masculinity and Marriage in Afghanistan on the 30th November at 5pm. The panel will explore the dynamics of masculinity, marriage, and cross-gender relationships in contemporary Afghanistan and its diasporas. It seeks to illuminate how social, economic and government practices shape men's gendered options as suitors, grooms, husbands, care-providers and lovers. It examines how Afghan men negotiate material, cultural and emotional aspects of becoming and being married. It explores these concerns both within Afghanistan, and also in the context of the country’s diasporas, especially in the Eurasian arena.

If you would like to attend this event please follow this link through to SOAS

The panellists included: 

  • Deniz Kandiyoti (Chair)
  • Torunn Wimpelmann (Chr. Michelsen Institute)
  • Aziz Hakimi (Chr. Michelsen Institute/Sussex Asia Centre)
  • Magnus Marsden (Sussex Asia Centre)