Conference: Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa
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> >Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 11:22:16 -0800University in Cairo (www.aucegypt.edu/igws) and the
> >From: Paola Bacchetta <p.bacchetta@...>
> >Subject: workshop: Gendering Urban Space
> >To: SOCGLOBE <socglobe@...>
> > Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia
> > and Africa
> > Cairo, February 26-27, 2005
> > This workshop is co-organized by the Institute for
> > Gender and Women���s Studies at the American
> > Shehr Network (http://www.shehr.org)How have different classes of
> > This workshop seeks to bring together work that
> > critically examines ways in which gendered subjects
> > negotiate their life-worlds in Middle Eastern,
> > African and South Asia urban landscapes. We welcome
> > papers that address some of the following themes:
> > Does the city represent a site of personal autonomy
> > and political possibilities for women and/or men ?
> > At different moments public discourse in distinct
> > national urban spaces has produced the city as both
> > site of modern citizen-making and site of
> > corruption/ pollution.
> > men and women in distinct temporalities/within the urban? How does class, ethnic
> > spatialities negotiated these tensions?
> > What are local grammars of urbanity and rurality?
> > How is the 'rural' configured in the city in both
> > popular and dominant discourses? In what ways are
> > these discourses gendered -- and in what ways do
> > gendered subjects negotiate senses of self/community
> > with or beyond them?
> > How do women and men map the city differently? In
> > what ways are women's and men���s interaction with
> > various sites, routes and spaces within the city
> > bounded by their gender? What other identities and
> > circumstances allow them to circumvent various
> > boundaries
> > and racial boundary-making impact men's andexperiences of the city?
> > women���s relationship to and experiences of various
> > spaces within the city?
> > How do urban politics and policies reshape
> > households and communities' relationship to the
> > city? What political space is provided for gendered
> > subjects to resist or renegotiate state sponsored
> > attempts to re-order the urban landscape?
> > What sorts of different possibilities for women���s
> > and men���s life-worlds do diverse urban models
> > (e.g. megacities, provincial cities, agrarian market
> > towns, pilgrimage cities) provide?
> > How do geographies of violence map gendered
> > Interested scholars are invited to submit paper
> > proposals by November 15, 2005 to Martina Rieker
> > (mrieker@...) or Kamran Ali
> > (asdar@...) Proposals should include a
> > 250-word abstract along with the author's name,
> > email, and institutional affiliation. Final
> > workshop papers are due February 1, 2005.
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