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    WCWS 2021 - The 7th World Conference on Women’s Studies 2021

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    Website https://womenstudies.co/ | Edit Freely

    Category woman; woman rights; gender equality

    Deadline: May 20, 2021 | Date: May 22, 2021-May 24, 2021

    Venue/Country: Colombo, Western Province, Sri Lanka

    Updated: 2020-11-03 00:02:29 (GMT+9)

    Call For Papers - CFP

    CALL FOR PAPERS

    About the theme: Each year, the WCWS develops a new theme based on input from the previous year’s conference attendees, which are taken into consideration by the conference chair in an effort to reflect inspiring and critical ideas in Women’s Studies. This year, through the input of a number of participants, with special thanks to Dr. Nupur Ray’s detailed comments, we introduce the theme Transnational Feminisms–Contexts, Collaborations, Contestations: Toward a Liveable Planet. A conference heme offers guiding questions for participants as they reflect on how to present their scholarly, activist, and/or policy-oriented work. Here we ask: What does it mean to create a liveable planet and what is the role of transnational feminisms in this most necessary of all endeavors? A liveable planet demands collaboration across disciplines, ideologies, experiences, and worldviews. It requires us to transform the processes that are creating ever-growing inequalities through inequities forged by the poisonous nexus of the following factors: late global capitalism and its corporate domination of the means of production, with GDP and global markets as the measure of economic success; multiple patriarchies; fundamentalist religious ideologies; the spread of increasingly authoritarian political systems; the resurgence of the nuclear threat; exponential population growth and the destruction of natural habitats, pollution, extractive technologies, toxic wastes and of course the existential threat of climate crisis. How can transnational feminisms intervene in these processes, transforming them into sustainable, equitable, holistic, nurturing societies that value the creative and loving aspects of human cultural diversity, that measure “progress” and “complexity” not exclusively by technological advancement or by persistent neocolonial and neoliberal lenses, but which instead honor and protect endangered cultures, Indigenous peoples, and of course, the biosphere we all depend upon? Let us reflect upon these questions and bring into focus the brilliant insights of the influential transnational feminist, M. Jaqui Alexander who argued in her 2005 work, Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred:

    “If there were ever a moment when interdisciplinary is most needed it is now, but we need a kind of interdisciplinary that fashions simultaneous articulations with radical political movements in ways that bring the necessary complexity to the multiple narratives about how history is made.”

    Let’s move forward in this endeavor, harnessing the challenges and promises of transnational feminisms to reflect on the topics below and the questions above.

    WCWS 2021 welcomes papers with the following topics but not limited to:

    01). Gender Equality and Educational Systems

    02). Toxic Masculinity

    03). Resocialization of Men

    04). Socialization of boys

    05). Legal remedies

    06). Implementing law

    07). Law and accountability

    08). Inheritance rights

    09). Gender and Sexual Diversity

    10). Women’s Human rights

    11). Women, Climate Change and Inequality

    12). Women Empowerment and Social Change

    13). Challenging Male Dominance

    14). Consciousness-raising

    15). Men as allies in the struggle

    16). Women, Media and Technology

    17). Transgender Rights and Sexual Diversity

    18). Women’s Success Stories

    19). Cyber Feminisms—Blogs, Zines, and Reproductive Rights

    20). Activist Art

    21). Feminism and decolonial praxis

    22). Women’s Spirituality and Religion

    23). Trafficking and Prostitution

    24). Women in Politics and Public Administration

    25). Women and Religion

    26). Women and Islamic Sharia

    27). Motherhood and Work-Life Balance

    28). Equity and equality

    29). Laws and Policies

    30). Gendered and Sexual Diversities

    31). Gendering the Covid-19 Pandemic

    32). Gender and Intersectionality

    33). Feminist pedagogy and writing

    34). Gender and Migration

    35). Climate crisis and Environmental activism

    36). Women’s vulnerabilities

    37). Popular and Folk cultures

    38). Feminism and Nationalism

    Call for papers: https://womenstudies.co/call-for-papers/


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