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. > > > > Sociology Global Gender and Sexuality Listserve >
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