Conference on "SEXUALITIES AND KNOWLEDGES"
University of California, Riverside, February 22-24, 2002
If both gender and sexuality are culturally constructed and ontologically performative, then it should come as no surprise that the ways in which sexualities are discussed in the U.S. academy do not translate easily into other cultural and national discourses. Indeed, "sexuality" has become a major source of dissension in transnational discussions focusing on such issues as women's human rights and the emergence of gay and lesbian movements. This conference will explore the problems and rewards of engaging in intercultural dialogue about sexualities. How and in what terms can we "know" about "sexualities" as we try to compare them? How are "sexualities," knowledges, and cosmologies inter-related?
The conference will create a space in which to explore the conceptual and cosmological differences that the term "sexualities" opens up. The goal of this collaborative venture will be to make those differences the basis for, rather than an obstacle to, non-imperializing exchange.
We invite submission of presentation proposals on, or related to, the following topics:
The Politics of Desire
Sexuality and Spirituality
Sexualities and Intercultural Dialogue
Gay and Lesbian Movements in the "Second" and "Third" World
Sexuality, Technology, and the Body
Sexuality and Cosmology
Intersections of Local and Global Sexualities
The AIDS Pandemic
(Inter)disciplines and Sexualities
Sexualities and Violence
Sexualities and Epistemologies
Presentations should be approximately 30 minutes long. Please send 250-word abstract and two-page CV by October 19, 2001. Full-length text, if accepted will be due December 15, 2001.
Alicia Arrizon and Marguerite Waller
Sexualities and Knowledges Conference
c/o The Center for Ideas and Society
University of California, Riverside
909-787-5301 x1901 or 909-787-4577 x1827
909-787-3967 Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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