2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities: Transnational Masculinities and Relationalities
8-10 September 2016, İzmir Turkey
Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities cordially invites proposals for the 2nd International Conference on Men and Masculinities to take place between 8th and 10th of September in İzmir, Turkey. The conference aims to discuss how different transnational processes and dynamics affect as well as transform theories, experiences, discussions, discourses and activism related to men and masculinities.
Transnational policies, movements and practices have increasing relevance on the (re)structuring of the world, construction of identities and the related experiences. Transnational processes draw legitimacy from the previously established gender relations, whilst generating new transnational and local gender hierarchies. This causes some men to gain new individual and/or collective privileges and others to be disadvantaged in certain ways. We invite researchers to discuss how masculinities have been (re)constructed in the broader context of transnationalism, neoliberalism and post-colonialism as well as how men have been shaping such processes. We also aim to put under scrutiny the ways in which transnational processes affect the production of knowledge and theoretical discussions related to masculinities.
In order to contribute to these debates and offer new perspectives, researchers from social sciences, humanities, and liberal arts are invited to send proposals to discuss topics including, but
·Influences of hierarchical divisions along national/transnational, local/global, Global North/South on men’s experiences and conceptions of masculinities.
·The part masculinity plays in the ongoing wars, ethnic and religious conflicts, local resistance movements, and our collective visions for the future.
·Militarization, military expenditures, peacekeeping operations of transnational organizations, and peace activism
·Sexualities, bodies, desire, pornography
·Intimacy, emotions, affects, subjectivities
·Neoliberal economic policies, structures of employment, sexual division of labour
·Sexual identities, ambiguity and fluidity in and queering of masculinities, performativity
·Influences of feminist and LGBTI movements on masculinity studies and their affinities
·Uses and usefulness of the current notions of masculinities in the struggle against sexism and heterosexism
·Masculinity studies and the hierarchies within the academia and the knowledge production processes
Confirmed keynote speakers include Raewyn Connell (video-conference), Jeff Hearn (opening speech) and Gül Özyeğin.
The symposium will be held in English and Turkish.
Applications are invited for paper submissions, panel organizations, workshops, posters, film screenings, and photo exhibitions.
Graduate students are invited to sign in for the graduate forum in which they will have an opportunity to discuss their work-in-progress in an informal setting.
Important Dates and Information
1 May (extended deadline) → Abstract submission
11 August → Final program
8-9-10 September 2016 → Symposium
Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, and panel proposals should be limited to 600 words.
Symposium is free of charge for the audience.
For the participants, the symposium fee is 70 € (graduate student fee is 40 €). We offer waivers for the registration fee for five graduate students among those who enclose a fee waiver application in their submission. Waivers will be granted based on need and merit.