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Gendering Global Assemblages. Chinese- Nordic Perspectives.
August 22, 2017 - 11:08
Call for Papers.
Departing from the idea of gendering global assemblages the focus of this KKF volume is on connecting comparisons between China and the Nordic countries. The volume will pay attention to new and old forms of social and gender inequalities, identities and structures as well as emerging forms of gendered subjectivities in the context of globalization, neoliberal reforms and new ways of life and desires in East and West. Special concern will be on “globalization” from below and how global and local forces are effecting new forms of collective cultures, ideas and categories and forming multiple ideas of masculinity and femininity.
The idea of global assemblage is helpful for the analysis of how gendered meaning making takes place at many levels in todays modern and globalizing societies, where streams of information from multiple sources becomes entangled with everyday practices and cultural and material representations and practices. Global assemblages are, according to the AsianAmerican Anthropologist Aiwa Ong marked by a particular “global” quality and refers to phenomena, that are attractable, mobile, and dynamic, cross cutting and reconstituting “society”, “culture” and “economy” in their known or imagined forms. This interplay crystallizes conditions of possibility and outcomes that do not follow a given formula or script drawn from a master model.
Articles may include connecting comparative perspectives or focus on either the Nordic/ or Chinese contexts. KKF welcomes articles related to timely issues of e.g. health, welfare, sustainability consumerism and culture. And articles that focus on the knowledge and politics of everyday life in home and family, labor and in new public and media spaces.
Deadline for abstracts: 1. March 2014
Deadline for articles : 1. June, 2014.
Abstracts and articles to be send to [email protected]
For more information http://koensforskning.soc.ku.dk/english/
Further information can be obtained from:
Camilla Bruhn, Sub –editor. University of Copenhagen [email protected]
Hilda Rømer Christensen, University of Copenhagen, editor in Chief of Women, Gender and Research [email protected]