In June 2013, the next GEXcel research will be starting, this time dealing with issues concerning postcolonial bodies, feminist disidentifications and decolonisations. In connection to the theme, the next international Somatechnics conference will be arranged, June 17 - 19, 2013.
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Several new GEXcel Work in Progress reports have been published during 2012. They are all available for download from the GEXcel website:
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A comment to evalatuion of the three Swedish Centres of Gender Excellence
International Conference: Gender Paradoxes in Academic and Scientific Organisation(s) – Change, Excellence and Interventions
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20-21 October 2011 at Örebro University, Forum House, Bio.
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CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION
GEXcel Theme 11-12, Gender Paradoxes of Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s), invites scholars, at all career stages, to apply for a workshop conference in October 20-21, 2011 at Örebro University, Sweden.
GEXcel Symposium, September 15 at The Department for Thematic Studies, the Unit for Gender studies, Linköping University
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Gendered Stratification, Policy, and Collective Agency
Time: Thursday September 15, 10:30 – 18:00, Venue: Temcas Hall, Tema-huset (T-House), Linköping University
EXTENDED DEADLINE for registration: Monday Sept 12, 2011 ´
Globalization and transnationalization, migration and new ethnic hierarchies, the growing power of the middle classes and of elites everywhere, on one hand some women’s increasing access to higher education, paid work, careers and political power, on the other hand new ways of subordinating and exploiting people along ethnic, social and gender lines, growing social and economic polarization within and between countries and regions, more precarious employment forms and more centralized leadership, the shrinking scope of politics and the increasing power of market forces – what are the consequences of these structural and institutional developments in our time for the social stratification between gender, class, ethnicity, and regions? To what extent do new developments lead to a better gender balance and to what extent do they serve to reproduce and/or strengthen gender divisions and social polarization? What are the possibilities of subordinated groups to collective resistance and agency? And how should these new developments affect gender theory and social theory in general? These are some of the main questions taken up by the speakers below.
10-10:30 Coffee and registration
10:30-11:30 Anita Göransson, Professor, Linköping University, Sweden: Welcome and Introduction: Power Shifts and Social Stratification
11:30-12:30 Ulla Björnberg, Professor, Göteborg University, Sweden: From Social Engineering to Social Governance: Social Policy Reforms in Sweden. New Perspectives on Rights and Obligations
12:30-13:30 Box lunch (provided for those who registered by Sept 12)
13:30-14:30 Cynthia F Epstein, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York, USA Roadblocks to Resistance: Cultural and Structural Impediments to Women’s Collective Action in the World
14:30-15:30 P K Vijayan, Delhi University, India: Articulating Class, Caste and Gender through “Masculine Hegemony”
15:30-16:00 Coffee, sandwich and fruit
16-17 General discussion
17-18 Joan Acker, Professor, Oregon University, USA (by link): Rethinking Class in an Intersectional Perspective
No fees. Free box lunch and coffee will be provided for those who register by September 12, 2011.