Feminist Economics invites papers for a new special issue on 'Sustainability, Ecology, and Care'.
Caring, both in the practical sense of hands-on carework and in the emotional and ethical sense of “caring about,” has been a central focus of feminist economics. Feminist economists have reclaimed care as a subject of economic analysis, delving into its implications for economic methodology and advocating for appropriate support for carework activities directed toward the young, very old, and ill. Feminist economists have at times also engaged with the pressing problem of environmental deterioration – exemplified by crises such as climate change, species extinction, and water scarcity – but the analysis is not as advanced. Ecological economics has at times incorporated questions of gender in its analyses, but here again the inquiry is limited.
Yet, while the fields of feminist and ecological economics have engaged in only limited ways to date, they have much in common. They strive to get recognition for essential services that are unaccounted for by markets (emotional work, nature’s life-support services), and they are developing alternatives to the exploitation of people and nature. We believe that a more thorough cross-fertilization between the fields of feminist economics and ecological economics could open new horizons. To bring more attention to this agenda, Feminist Economics invites submissions to a planned special issue on sustainability, ecology, and care.
A new issue of the interdisciplinary journal Studies in Law, Politics, & Society is devoted to feminist legal theory. Here’s an excerpt from the Intro: Half a century after the beginning of the second wave, feminist legal theorists are still writing about many of the subjects they addressed early on: money, sex, reproduction, and jobs. What has changed is the way that they talk about these subjects. Specifically, these theorists now posit a more complex and nuanced conception of power. Recent scholarship recognizes the complexities of power in contemporary society, the ways in which these complexities entrench sex inequality, and the role that law can play in reducing inequality and increasing agency. The feminist legal theorists in this volume are emblematic of this effort. They carefully examine the relationship between gender, equality, and power across an array of realms: sex, reproduction, pleasure, work, money. In doing so they identify social, political, economic, developmental, and psychological and somatic forces, operating both internally and externally, that complicate the expression and constraint of power. Finally, they give sophisticated thought to the possibilities for legal interventions in light of these more complex notions of power. The articles are: Introduction — Maxine Eichner & Clare Huntington Going Wild: Law and Literature and Sex — Susan Frelich Appleton & Susan Ekberg Stiritz Women’s Sexual Agency and the Law of Rape in the 21st Century — Katharine K. Baker & Michelle Oberman Care and Danger: Feminism and Therapy Culture — Angela P. Harris Market-Cautious Feminism — Maxine Eichner Unequal Terms: Gender, Power, and the Recreation of Hierarchy –June Carbone & Naomi Cahn Schrödinger’s Child: Non- Identity and Probabilities in Reproductive Decision-Making — Jennifer S. Hendricks The journal’s (short-sighted, IMHO) policy prohibits the posting of the articles on SSRN, but all are available for download here.
THE Annual International Conference, Theorising Normalcy and the Mundane, will be held at Manchester Metropolitan University next July and organisers are calling for papers on (Re)claiming the human: In times of crisis.
Alongside Manchester Met, The Research Centre for Social Change: Community Wellbeing will host the conference and it will be run in association with other educational institutions including The University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and The University of Chester.
The conference aims to bring together activists, students, practitioners and academics to consider the concept of the ‘human’ and collect papers that explore the following questions:
What does it mean to be human in times of crisis?How can we work through the entangled connections of nature, society, technology, medicine and biopower that (un)make the human?Are categorisations (e.g. disabled, vulnerable, hardest hit, scroungers, migrants) being used to define and defend, as well as to resist, 'human' ways of being?Are categorisations (e.g. autism, ADHD, depression) being used (and abused) in the (de)construction of the human?How might new conceptions of vulnerability, debility and frailty frame new disability commons?In what ways are new austerity measures shaping narrower and limiting categorisations of the human?What ways are there to explore this within and across wider communities?What is the role of academia (learning, teaching and research)?
Abstracts of no more than 200 words (with an additional short bio of 100 words) should be submitted by 28th February, 2016. To submit an abstract, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters will be informed of acceptance by 15th March, 2016. To secure a place in the conference programme, presenters should have booked a place by 30th March, 2016. Please inform conference organisers of any accessibility requirements by 30th June, 2016 via the conference email address below.
In the spirit of an eco-friendly conference, registered delegates will be sent information electronically.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Stephanie Davis, Jonathan Harvey and Kirsty Liddiard.
For the next issue of GLP News, to be released in October 2015, the Global Land Project is looking for original contributions in form of short articles, meant to contribute to the diffusion of research and outreach experiences on the relationships...
Utopian Urban Futures: Histories, imaginations, possibilities Organising Committee: Ayona Datta (PI), William Gould, Rebecca Madgin and Anu Sabhlok. Venue: HEART, Bennett Road, Headingley, Leeds LS6 3HN 27-28 June 2016. Please register for the conference here “Utopia as a form is not the representation of radical alternatives; it is rather simply the imperative to imagine them.”…
TECHNICITY, TEMPORALITY, EMBODIMENT The 10th International Somatechnics Conference Following recent conferences in Linköping (2013), Otago (2014) and Tucson (2015), we are pleased to announce that the tenth International Somatechnics Conference...
“Invisible, repetitive, exhausting, unproductive, uncreative,” Angela Davis writes, “these are the adjectives which most perfectly capture the nature of housework.”[i] In what ways can this nature of housework become visible, representable,...
Design Research Meets Design Practice at the Inflection Point Partnerships between academia, industry and government are becoming the new normal; collaboration and knowledge-transfer are creating inflection points capable of changing the course of companies, industries, economies and governments. The dmi:Academic Design Management Conference (ADMC16) will address the role of design research in the advancement of design practice in the public and private sectors.
The Call for Papers is Open The call for papers is open in the following five conference tracks:
Business: Design Management for Economic GrowthDesign research focused on product development, sector innovation, service design, and business model advancement.Society: Design Management for Social InnovationDesign research supporting environmental stewardship, sustainability, justice, health and wellness.The Changing World: Design Management for the Public SectorDesign research concentrated on public sector service design and design management, government, and education.Leadership and Organization DesignDesign research engaged in the area of organization processes, design thinking, the future of design management, and design leadership.Open Track for papers that do not directly fit themed tracks
Papers will be selected by a double-blind, peer-review process. Accepted papers will be presented at the conference and be considered for publication in the dmi:Journal.
Learn More and Submit An Abstract The deadline for paper abstracts (500 words) is March 1st, 2016. Read more at www.dmi.org/ADMC
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The Göttingen Dialog in Digital Humanities has established a forum for the discussion of digital methods applied to all areas of the Humanities and Social Sciences, including Classics, Philosophy, History, Literature, Law, Languages, Archaeology...
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