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Social Change in a Feminist Perspective: Situating Gender Research in Times of Political Contention

24.11.2021 16:52 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

June 15-17, 2022

University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy)

Deadline: December 5, 2021

11th European Feminist Research Conference

Keynote Speakers: Jasbir Puar, Rutgers University, USA / Carmen Leccardi, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy /

Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London, UK

Strand 3: Critiques and strategies of mediation, representation, and digital technologies

The conference raises the general question on what it means to imagine, to enact and to analyse “social change” from a feminist perspective.This conference-strand focuses on how media and the process of digitalisation contribute to the production and contestation of the spaces/relations/canons we inhabit individually and collectively. Especially the last year(s) of pandemic have made the use of digital media a constitutive part of the process of subjectivation and the construction of the public sphere, even more crucial.

This strand invites papers and panels from a wide range of (inter)disciplines, both empirical and theoretical contributions, on topics which include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Affordances and constraints of digital platforms
  • Cyberfeminist legacies (hacklab, hacktivism)
  • Alternative media industries, representations and networks
  • Feminist networking, digital activism and collective action in pandemic time
  • Transfeminist critiques to computational culture (big data, creative methodologies, ethics)
  • Mediated articulation of the affective and intimate everyday life (dating app, family, friendship, alternative intimacies and radical kinships)
  • The complexities of feminist communication and knowledge exchanges across academic and non academic spaces (e.g.: issues of accessibility, production, and dissemination)
  • Community media
  • Normative regime of (in)visibility and resistance (representation, self-representation, disidentifications)
  • Critical takes on the popularised issue of fake news and post-truth
  • Platforms/digital practices of care, networking, participation
  • Memes as aesthetiques and language

Read the entire call here:

Deadline: December 5, 2021

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