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Women and Violence : The Agency of Victims and Perpetrators

Avant le 27 mai - Birmingham

Date de mise en ligne : [17-04-2011]

Mots-clés : violence

Workshop at the University of Birmingham (UK), Department of Philosophy

Friday 17 June 2011

Often in debates about women and violence, women are presented as lacking agency ; they are either powerless victims of male aggression (as in domestic and sexual violence), or they are manipulated or forced into becoming perpetrators of violence (as in pedophilia and terrorism). This workshop explores and challenges this dichotomy and investigates ways in which agency can be adequately accounted for and better represented.

Confirmed speakers

Alison Assiter (Professor of Feminist Theory, University of the West of England)

Bob Brecher (Professor of Ethics, University of Brighton)

Beverley Clack (Professor of Philosophy of Religion, Oxford Brookes University)

Gillian Youngs (Professor of Digital Economy, University of Wales)

Call for papers

We invite abstracts from philosophers and those in cognate disciplines on the ‘women, violence, agency’ theme, broadly construed. Papers will be approximately 20 mins followed by questions and we encourage submissions from post-graduate students.

Please send abstracts (of no more than 200 words) to Herjeet Marway (hxm447@bham.ac.uk) by 29th April 2011.

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