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Gender Studies Annual Symposium - Genusvetenskapens dag

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Symposium

The Department of Gender Studies at Lund University invites you to the Annual Gender Studies Symposium, this year themed Gender and Inequality: Global challenges, local negotiations.

We invite scholars and activists to participate in a day-long trans-disciplinary conversation on central themes within gender studies and feminist theory and practice. The symposium aims at presenting ongoing gender research at Lund University, especially among junior researchers.

Participation is free of charge. Most welcome!
 

Program 9 November 2016

8.45-9.00
Arrival and coffee

9.00-9.15
Christopher Edling and Sara Goodman: Opening of the symposium.

9.15-10.30
Parallell sessions:
 Participants present their research in thematically organised panels

10.30-10.45
Coffee break

10.45-12.00
Parallell sessions:
 Participants present their research in thematically organised panels

12.00-13.15
Lunch

13.15-15.00
Key note: Lisa Adkins, University of Newcastle, Australia

15.00-16.00
Coffee and book release. Come and celebrate with us! We take the opportunity to present two recent feminist publications edited by members of faculty:

Maja Sager, Helena Holgersson, Klara Öberg: Irreguljär migration i Sverige (Daidalos)

Ina Knobblock, Astrid Andersen, Kirsten Hvenegård- Lassen: Feminism in Postcolonial Nordic Spaces – Special Issue of NORA, Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research.

 

Key note lecture
Lisa Adkins: Abandonment, Labour and Life in the Speculative State

Lisa Adkins
Lisa Adkins

This lecture will address the ongoing and persistent restructuring of labour in contemporary capitalism. Such restructuring – including downwards pressure on wages, the emergence of the independent contractor as the ideal worker, the massive expansion of women’s waged labour, extensions to working lives, and generalized precariousness in regard to work and working – cannot be understood in terms of labour and capital alone and must be located in terms of political economy, that is, in terms of the state-economy relation. Such changes must be understood in terms of specific legal and policy regimes which have aimed to open out the conditions for the emergence of (incalculable) competitiveness, a competitiveness which is (in part) to be achieved via the optimization of the working capacities of whole populations. In turn, such regimes must be understood to evidence a shift in the administration of life from one focused on protection to one focused on the optimization and activation. Transformations to work (and to working lives) must then be understood with reference to shifts in the administration of life itself.     

Bio:
Lisa Adkins is Professor of Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia; Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor at the University of Tampere, Finland and the University of Turku, Finland; and the Joint Editor-in-Chief of Australian Feminist Studies. Her many books include Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity; Measure and ValueFeminism After Bourdieu and The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency.

Tid: 
2016-11-09 08:45 till 16:30
Plats: 
Building M, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund

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Tid: 
2016-11-09 08:45 till 16:30
Plats: 
Building M, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund