[URBANTH-L]CFP: Ethnographies of Gender and Globalization (Amsterdam)
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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
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
? 90,- before April 1, 2008. Students pay a reduced fee. More
information will follow.
The conference will be held in the centre of Amsterdam. The location
will be announced as soon as possible. Please visit our website:
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 Documentation.
LOVA is the Netherlands Association for Gender and Feminist
Anthropology and provides a professional network for its members since
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