Social constructionism undoubtedly advanced thinking about gender. Recently, however, researchers have asked if social constructionism gives a full account of gendering. Critical questions include:
• If gender has nothing to do with the body, how do we honour and account for physiological capacities exclusive to people with female reproductive organs like pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause?
• If the body is taboo due to an ontology that centres discourse, how do we talk about bodily implications of gender oppression like pain and violence and material inequalities?
• If ‘women’ is a discursive category devised to oppress, how can we speak of women’s interests and solidarity?
• How do we conceptualise and account for the experiences of transgender, agender, nonbinary people and cis women (assigned female at birth) without acknowledging the body as well as social processes?
• If we are all produced by society’s discourses, how do we theorise women’s agency and a process of emancipation?
In this 2 day ‘Think Space’ the BAM Gender in Management SIG and ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) encourage an inter-disciplinary audience to take as their springboard a recent Special Issue in the Journal of Critical Realism on gender theory. We aim to:
1. Introduce critical realism to gender researchers
2. Support constructive debate about the value of critical realism in comparison to social constructionism as an ontology for gender research
3. Begin to work with critical realism to think about feminist methodologies/themes
4. Explore the implications of applying critical realism to Bourdieu’s theory of practice
This event will take place on the 27-28 April 2017 (starting 10.00 27 April, finishing 15.30 28 April)
Who Should Attend
We encourage registration from a range of disciplines and plan to create a space where researchers can consider the implications of critical realism for working for their own research and within or across their disciplinary boundaries.
Benefits of Attendance
Deepening your thinking about the ontology of gender and, in particular, exploring critical realism
Considering how critical realism relates to social theories such as Bourdieu's theory of practice and to feminist methodologies and themes
- Engage in-depth with a friendly, inter-disciplinary audience
Loughborough University London
3 Lesney Avenue
The Broadcast Centre
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
E15 2GZ, UK
- Dr Angela Martinez Dy
- Prof Julia Rouse
- Prof John Kitching
- Dr Michiel Van Ingen
- Dr Elina Meliou
- Dr Helen Mussell
- Dr Dave Elder-Vass
BAM Gender in Management SIG in collaboration with ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network
Nearest hotels are Premier Inn Stratford City, Staybridge Suites Westfield or Holiday Inn Stratford City. There are also a number of other hotels on Stratford High Street (Travelodge, another Holiday Inn, and The Westbridge).
BY TUBE: Take the Central Line to Stratford and then walk through the shopping centre to the Waitrose side. You can take the BT Shuttle for free from outside Stratford International by waiting at the lay-by/taxi rank in front of the Premier Inn Stratford City. It comes every 5 mins or so. SEE MAP.
BY BUS: We are at the Here East stop on bus line 388.
BY RAIL: Take the Javelin high speed train from St Pancras 1 stop to Stratford International. This costs about £7 for an anytime round trip ticket
We are not offering a day rate as we would like to encourage full participation in the 2-day Think Space.
Early Career Researchers who can evidence that they are unable to gain institutional support to attend are invited to contact BAM to discuss whether payment of the doctoral fee might be a possibility.
For specific information about this event please contact the workshop facilitator(s): Dr Angela Martinez Dy at firstname.lastname@example.org
For general enquiries please contact Oana Mihut at the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at email@example.com.
- BAM/ISBE Member - £100 (incl. dinner)/ £75 (excl. dinner)
Student BAM/ISBE Members- £80 (incl. dinner)/ £55 (excl. dinner)
- Non- BAM/ISBE Member - £155 (incl. dinner)/ 130 (excl. dinner)
Non- BAM/ISBE Student Member - £100 (incl. dinner)/ £75 (excl. dinner)
- ECRs who would like to attend but cannot gain support from their institution should contact us'
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Non-BAM Members (including ISBE Members)
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Cancelation Policy - Should you wish to cancel your place, you will receive a full refund if your cancelation is made 4 weeks prior to the event. After this, full payment will be required. BAM reserves the right to cancel the event if there are not enough people to justify running the workshops.
|BAM/ISBE Member Event Fee (incl. dinner)||£ 100.00|
|BAM/ISBE Member Event Fee (excl. dinner)||£ 75.00|
|BAM/ISBE Student Member Event Fee (incl. dinner)||£ 80.00|
|BAM/ISBE Student Member Event Fee (excl. dinner)||£ 55.00|
|Non-BAM/ISBE Event Fee (incl. dinner)||£ 155.00|
|Non-BAM/ISBE Event Fee (excl. dinner)||£ 130.00|
|Non-BAM/ISBE Student Event Fee (incl. dinner)||£ 100.00|
|Non-BAM/ISBE Student Event Fee (excl. dinner)||£ 75.00|