Kimberley MANNING

Associate Professor en Sciences politiques à l’Université de Concordia (Montréal, Canada), K.Manning est accueillie au Cessma et à l’Université de Paris par Gilles Guiheux du 28 avril au 7 mai 2020. Elle co-dirige la thèse de Manon Laurent.

Specializing in Chinese politics, women and politics, and the rights of transgender children and youth, Kimberley Manning analyzes family ties and politics through the lens of feminist theory. Dr. Manning is the co-editor of Eating Bitterness, a volume on China’s Great Leap Forward and famine, has published in several leading journals devoted to the study of contemporary Chinese politics and history, and is author of the forthcoming monograph (with Cornell University Press), “Revolutionary Attachments : Party Families and the Gendered Origins of Chinese State Power.” Dr. Manning is currently participating on two team research projects : one working with parent advocates of transgender youth and a second study with transgender youth in Quebec. Dr. Manning received her doctorate from the University of Washington (2003) and spent 2003-2004 as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for East Asian Studies, Stanford University. Dr. Manning is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute.

Kimberley Manning fera deux inverventions durant son séjour à Paris :

• “ Revolutionary Attachments : Party Families and the Gendered Origins of Chinese State Power , le 30 avril 2020, 14h-16h, salle 785 C des Grands Moulins (7e étage), Esplanade Vidal Naquet, Paris 13e, dans le cadre du séminaire de Master 2 Sociologie de la Chine.
Chinese women officials played a more powerful role in radically restructuring a state than any other cohort of 20th century women politicians. Over the course of the 1940s and 1950s, Communists, social gospel reformers, and feminists worked through close familial ties to produce rapid improvements in infant and maternal mortality, the marital rights of women, and the representation of women in local and national governance. “Revolutionary Attachments” explains these previously overlooked policy triumphs, and the gendered violence, chaos, and hunger that followed, by exploring the multifaceted role of family ties in politics. Based on over two decades of work including interviews with 163 former officials, rural activists and farmers, as well as analysis of hundreds of archival documents, memoirs, biographies, movement publications, and speeches, this book sheds new light on the affective, ideological, and normative foundations of filial state power in revolutionary China.

• “ Oppression and Resistance : An Intersectional Analysis of Trans Youth Experience in Quebec ”, le 4 mai 2020, 14h-16H, sale M019, Bâtiment Olympe de Gouges, 8 place Paul Ricoeur, Paris 13e, dans le cadre du séminaire Genre du CESSMA.
An emerging body of literature has begun to identify factors contributing to or hindering the well-being of trans youth. There is, however, a dearth of in-depth, qualitative research investigating how trans youth resist oppression and the factors that contribute to their resilience. This article presents the results of a community-based, Grounded Theory project in which 54 trans young people, aged 15-25 years, were interviewed. Participants were recruited through community organizations working with trans youth in Quebec. Diversity and theoretical sampling were used to select a diversity of participants, including : non-binary and binary trans youth, youth on the feminine and masculine spectrum, youth from different cultural backgrounds including indigenous, migrant and racialized youth, youth with disabilities, and youth living independently, with parents, or within the child welfare system. Analysis was undertaken according to Straussian Grounded theory procedures. Our intersectional analysis proposes that the resistance of trans youth materializes as a kind of dynamic balancing act between the need for recognition and safety depending on a young person’s social location. Specificity here is key, with tools for surviving and thriving in a transphobic and racist world emerging at the intersection of a relational history of identity development that shifts across time.

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