International Conference: Gender / Violence


Izmir, Turkey

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to understand and expose the violence involved in the very production of bodies, spaces and politics. It will open up the question of violence to inspire different trajectories of thinking and action towards the production different bodies, different spaces and different politics. In the final analysis this is an ethical project inquiring into the possibility of theorizing and acting from a place of openness to hearing the voice of the other.


April, 4, 2012 - April, 6, 2012


Izmir University of Economics, Izmir,Turkey


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Conference Themes


Representations of violence in art
 Cosmetic surgery
 Gendered violence in the mental health system
 The construction of sexed bodies in torture
 Everyday constructions of masculinities and femininities
 Migrant bodies


War zones
 Constructions of gendered public spaces
 Spaces of migration and asylum
 Domesticity and violence
 Ghettoization of gender / violence
 Queering public space
 Gendered violence in virtual space


Theorizing violence / non-violence
 Technologies of violence and control
 Ethnicity / race / gender / violence
 Law as recognition and confrontation
 Gendered constructions of political discourse
 Representations of gendered violence in the media

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04/04/2012 - 06/04/2012