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Gender / Violence International

Avant le 15 novembre - Izmir (Turquie)

Date de mise en ligne : [01-09-2011]

Mots-clés : violence

Conference 4-6 April 2012

Gender and Women’s Studies Research and Application Center (EKOKAM)

Izmir University of Economics, Turkey

With the maturation of feminist, gay and lesbian and queer theories,
gender and violence have been inseperable terms in critical discourses
of all disciplines. Taking a broad spectrum of forms from the most
obvious versions of domestic violence to more subtle forms of
intolerance, violence has been a recurrent term in contemporary theory
and an embarrassingly convenient strategy of gender discrimination in
practice. Inevitably tied to issues of race and class, less visible
forms of violence are even more threatening as they cannot be
isolated. Far from disturbing everyday life, they constitute commonly
acceptable bodies, spaces and politics the gendered nature of which
often remains invisible.

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to understand and
expose the violence involved in the very production of bodies, spaces
and politics. It will open up the question of violence to inspire
different trajectories of thinking and action towards the production
different bodies, different spaces and different politics. In the
final analysis this is an ethical project inquiring into the
possibility of theorizing and acting from a place of openness to
hearing the voice of the other.

Conference Themes :

Representations of violence in art
Cosmetic surgery
Gendered violence in the mental health system
The construction of sexed bodies in torture
Everyday constructions of masculinities and femininities
Migrant bodies
War zones
Constructions of gendered public spaces
Spaces of migration and asylum
Domesticity and violence
Ghettoization of gender / violence
Queering public space
Gendered violence in virtual space
Theorizing violence / non-violence
Technologies of violence and control
Ethnicity / race / gender / violence
Law as recognition and confrontation
Gendered constructions of political discourse
Representations of gendered violence in the media

Please write an abstract of 300-350 words by October 15, 2011 for your
paper proposals on one of the conference themes. Abstracts should be
single-spaced (Arial, 12 pts.) The title of your paper, your name and
affiliation should be printed on a separate page. Applicants will be
notified on the acceptance status of their papers by November 15,

Please e-mail your abstracts to Olga S. Hünler, Ph.D. : ekokam@ieu.edu.tr

For further information see the conference website :


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