[URBANTH-L]CFP: Ethnographies of Gender and Globalization (Amsterdam)

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Sun Nov 4 12:50:41 EST 2007

[forwarded from SEA-L]

Dear all,

LOVA organizes an international conference on Ethnographies of Gender and 
Globalization, July 3-4, 2008, Amsterdam. Please don't hesitate to 
distribute this call for papers widely.

See you in Amsterdam,
Warm wishes,
Annelou Ypeij
Chair LOVA


International Conference
3 - 4 July 2008, Amsterdam

Ethnographies of Gender and Globalization

Call for panels and papers

Globalization is the result of the rapid exchange of ideas, peoples, goods, 
capital, information and technologies, and the general compression of 
distances and time. Globalization processes have a large impact on people's 
everyday lives. Even in the most remote parts of the world, people and 
locations are being connected to each other. This interconnectedness can be 
seen as the core feature of globalization. In turn, people respond to new 
challenges and opportunities offered by globalization. Their daily actions 
produce, transform and determine the specific directions that globalization 
processes may take.
The last decade, anthropology and other social sciences have produced an 
impressive body of literature on globalization. Globalization from a gender 
perspective, however, is still an exciting and innovative area to explore. 
Gender and feminist anthropology is a discipline par excellence that can 
make understandable how globalization and everyday life are interrelated, 
especially through its ethnographical methodology. Feminist scholarship has 
shown that globalization is not a gender-neutral phenomenon. Globalization 
has different outcomes for women and men. It challenges them in different 
ways and offers them different opportunities. Gender constructions shape 
globalization processes, which in turn confirm, construct and change gender 
notions. These developments result in profound changes in family life, 
family composition, cultural expressions, gender relations, and the way 
people interact with each other.
With this conference LOVA wishes to create a forum for anthropologists, 
social scientists and other experts who study the interweaving of gender and 
globalization from an ethnographical perspective. How do women and men 
understand globalization and how do they experience globalization processes 
in their everyday lives? What are the challenges they face and what 
opportunities open up to them?  How does globalization confirm and 
reconstruct existing gender and other social inequalities? Does it have a 
potential for the empowerment of women and men and their social mobility or 
not? How does globalization influence constructions of femininity and 
masculinity and how do these constructions in turn give direction to 
processes of globalization? And, last but not least, is globalization still 
a useful theoretical concept or have we entered a new, post-globalization 
era and are we in need of new conceptualizations?

Participation and registration
LOVA invites social science scholars to participate in this international 
conference by presenting their research in an individual paper or panel. We 
particularly encourage participants to submit audio-visuals and other 
alternative ways of presenting their research.

Participants may register through sending individual paper or panel 
proposals to LOVAnetwork at hotmail.com before February 1, 2008.

Individual paper proposals consist of a short abstract. Please also mention 
affiliation, address, email-address and discipline. Panel proposals include 
a short panel abstract, various paper abstracts and names of 
organizers/chairs, presenters and possibly a discussant. Please also mention 
affiliation, address, email-address and discipline of all participants.

A number of papers will be selected for publication.

Preferred panel format:  Panels last 1 hour and 45 minutes. Panel organizers 
have a certain freedom in the number of papers they wish to present and the 
length of the presentations. Nevertheless, we encourage 15-minute paper 
presentations. For example, a panel may include 5 paper presentations of 15 
minutes each or 4 papers and a discussant. This leaves time for general 
discussion and questions of 30 minutes.

Participants will be informed whether their papers and panels are accepted 
as soon as possible and not later than February 15, 2008.

To complete their registration, all participants pay the registration fee of
? 90,- before April 1, 2008. Students pay a reduced fee.  More information 
will follow.

The conference will be held in English.

The program will be made available in April 2008.

The conference will be held in the centre of Amsterdam. The location will be 
announced as soon as possible. Please visit our website: www.lovanetwerk.nl

Hotel accommodation
Hotel accommodation can be arranged through internet. We kindly refer you 
to: www.book-a-hotel-in-amsterdam.com.

The conference is sponsored by CEDLA, Centre for Latin American Research and 

LOVA is the Netherlands Association for Gender and Feminist Anthropology and 
provides a professional network for its members since 1979. 

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