Gender and Sexualities Research Group Meeting - Prof Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney) 'Rethinking gender in world perspective'
Starts: 7 April 2009
Gender and Sexualities Research Group Meetings, 2008-2009
7th April, Committee Rooms 1 & 2
Prof Raewyn Connell (University of Sydney)
'Rethinking gender in world perspective'
Gender is usually thought of as something intimate, embodied and personal; yet feminist social science has connected the idea with institutions and economies, and there is a long tradition of feminist internationalism. In this presentation Raewyn Connell will reflect on several levels of re-working of gender concepts that are needed to "think gender" on a world scale, taking into account the critiques of "western" (a concept itself needing interrogation) feminism and gender theory.
Raewyn Connell holds a University Chair in the University of Sydney. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, a recipient of the American Sociological Association's award for distinguished contribution to the study of sex and gender, and of the Australian Sociological Association's award for distinguished service to sociology in Australia. She is the author or co-author of twenty-one scholarly books and more than a hundred and thirty papers in social-science journals and edited volumes. She is a leading figure in the field of masculinities and in a sociological theory of gender. Her work encompasses the fields of social inequalities in education, class in Australia, adolescence, on intellectual labour, and on sexuality. Her recent publications include Gender (2002), The Men and The Boys (2000), Masculinities (2005; 1995)
There will be a session for postgraduate students from 2pm-3pm. Contact Dr Sara MacBride-Stewart, MacBride-StewartS@cardiff.ac.uk for further details on the postgraduate students session.
Open To: Staff and Students