The 9th European Feminist Research Conference -Sex & Capital

The 9th European Feminist Research Conference -Sex & Capital

Deadline:  3 November 2014
Open to: scholars, students, policy makers and activists
Venue: 3-6 June, 2015, at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland

Description

Recent economic crises and their worldwide impacts have highlighted the relationship between global politics and the economy. Indeed, economic discourses reign supreme and it looks like capitalism has won, which raises feminist concern. The power of economics has become palpable: the scramble for natural resources has put the multi-ethnic Arctic on centre stage; new sectors – education and care among them - are being commercialized; and trafficking in women and the consumption and commodification of sexed bodies appear in new, intensified forms. Then again, issues that feminist research and politics have promoted are now realities for a large number of women: multicultural life, diversification of family forms and sexual identities, and the women’s economy. Despite this progress, the need for equality politics and feminist activism has not diminished. We are living in a global world where different, and differently gendered, material and cultural realities coexist.

Sex & Capital will engage with recent feminist thinking on gender politics, economics and futures to ask questions such as: What are the different, sexualized forms of capital? What are the gendered dynamics and outcomes of barefaced capitalism? and How should we understand and reconceptualise material realities, embodiment and subjectivities?

Eligibility

The 9th Conference invites scholars, students, policy makers and activists to gather and discuss and reflect upon these themes.

Costs

All participants and presenters must register for the conference and pay the registration fee. 

The registration fees include:

Admission to all sessions
Conference materials
Lunches and coffee/tea during breaks mentioned in the programme
Evening at Arktikum (exhibitions and conference dinner) on Friday 5 June

Application

Registration will open in December 2014 - January 2015 (exact date will be confirmed later). Link to the online form and registration fees will then be added HERE.

For additional information about the conference programme, please contact: 

Kirsti Lempiäinen
Email: kirsti.lempiainen[at]ulapland.fi 
Tel: +358 (0)40 484 4068 

For additional information about practical arrangements, abstract submission, registration, hotel booking and payments, please contact: 

Rovaniemi-Lapland Congresses 
University of Lapland 
PO Box 122 
96101 Rovaniemi, Finland 
Tel. +358 (0)40 484 4462 and +358 (0)40 721 8260 
Fax: +358 (0)16 362 940 
Email: congress@ulapland.fi

The official web-page.

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