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Product, Production, Productivity: A Women’s Studies Symposium - call for presentations

Product, Production, Productivity is a joint Women's studies symposium between Nanyang Technological University, Lucy Cavendish College University of Cambridge and Australian National University that will be held December 10th-12th 2015 at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Call for Presentations:

This symposium calls for reflections on the relationship between women and productivity in its myriad forms and various situations.   Focusing on this intersection across times and spaces, our goal is to address its bearing on ethics, kinship, bonding, nationality, globalization, environment etc.  It invites not mere descriptions of, but attempts to grapple with the significance of how women and ideas around productivity are constructed, mutually construct each other, and are culturally (re)presented and deployed.      

Papers are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

  • Productivity as a disciplinary force
  • Women, productivity and the environment
  • Women and labour
  • Sexual reproduction
  • Motherhood/ mothering as an institution
  • Housewifization/ women’s invisible work
  • Women in the workforce
  • Women, productivity and the law (labour laws)
  • Productivity and norms
  • Productivity, body politics and belonging
  • Women, productivity and the state
  • Women and literary production
  • Cultural reproductions of women
  • Media, women and productivity
  • Women in film/ and film
  • Women in media/ social media
  • Productivity, personhood and identity
  • Sex, work and law
  • Women, access and the production of disability
  • The production of women’s embodiment

ANU staff are encouraged to contact Jacquie Lo, who will be reviewing abstracts. The internal ANU deadline for these abstracts is 30th June 2015.

General abstract submission

300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 31st July 2015, with the following information: a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of proposal, e) body of proposal, f) up to 10 keywords.

Please send abstracts to Wernmei Yong Ade.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute