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

Angela Jancius jancius at ohio.edu
Thu Nov 15 15:04:08 EST 2007

[forwarded from Culture_AgList at colfa.utsa.edu]


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 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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