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Conference: Gendering Urban Space in the Middle East, South Asia and Africa

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  • Dayana Salazar
    Original message ---- ... Original message ---- Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 11:22:16 -0800 From: Paola Bacchetta Subject:
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      > >Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 11:22:16 -0800
      > >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
      > >  
      University in Cairo (www.aucegypt.edu/igws) and the
      > >   Shehr Network (http://www.shehr.org)
      > >   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.
      How have different classes of
      > >   men and women in distinct temporalities/
      > >   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
      within the urban? How does class, ethnic
      > >   and racial boundary-making impact men's and
      > >   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
      > >  
      experiences of the city?
      > >
      > >   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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