Doing the Body in the 21st Century

Country: USA

City: Pittsburgh

Abstr. due: 15.10.2015

Dates: 31.03.16 — 02.04.16

Area Of Sciences: Psychology; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail:

Organizers: University of Pittsburgh


Bodies can be collective, material, medicalized, biological, sexual, queer, trans, normative, political, racial, transnational, ecological, historical, useful, global, affective, gendered, disabled, surveilled, controlled, subjected, transformed, enhanced, engineered, empowered, organized, discursive, aesthetic, translated, theorized, aging, acting, voting, managed, merging, migrating, moving, constructing, creating, performing.

How are scholars thinking about bodies? Because the study of the body and of bodies has changed dramatically in the last decade, we propose to gather a group of diverse scholars to talk across traditional disciplines, and to take stock of where these studies are and where they are heading.

Join the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program at the University of Pittsburgh as we host a transdisciplinary, international conference March 31 - April 2, 2016: Doing the Body in the 21st Century.

We are planning a variety of formats; keynotes, panels, and discussion-based sessions around recent or forthcoming books on the conference topic.

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