讲座题目一：Between daughter deficit and development deficit: The situation of unmarried men in a south Indian community
讲座人：Sharada Srinivasan（University of Guelph）
Srinivasan obtained her PhD in Development Studies from the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Prior to joining the University of Guelph, she taught at York University, Toronto, Canada.
Sharada Srinivasan is Associate Professor of International Development and the Canada Research Chair in Gender, Justice and Development at the University of Guelph, Canada. Her research is located within the broad field of gender and development, focusing on gender-based discrimination and violence including young people’s experiences of them. She recently completed research on the consequences of daughter deficit in India, and son preference and daughter aversion among Canadian Punjabis. Current areas of research include: young people's pathways into farming in Canada, China, India and Indonesia; relative contributions of daughters and sons to their elderly parents' well-being, men and masculinities in the context of daughter deficit.
讲座内容简介：Between daughter deficit and development deficit: The situation of unmarried men in a south Indian community
Existing literature project daughter deficit as almost the only cause in the delays that many men are experiencing in finding brides in countries such as China and India with a severe sex ratio imbalance. Drawing from research in district Namakkal in Tamil Nadu in south India which has had a relatively long history of daughter elimination resulting in female deficit, the paper demonstrates that the effects of daughter deficit unfold, not in isolation, but in the midst of changing economic processes, development gains made by women, and shortcomings among men in marriage. These effects are immediately evident in women’s bargaining position in negotiating marriage. Whether daughter deficit will increase violence against women and society in general or enhance the value of women will depend on its interaction with development processes, gender inequality, and the important gains women are making to challenge traditional gender norms.