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Gender/sex Identity is in the body. How did it get there?

Dates:
  • Tue 05 Nov 2019 17.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-11-05 17:00 2019-11-05 19:00 Europe/Paris Gender/sex Identity is in the body. How did it get there?

In the framework of the Ursula Hirschmann Lecture Series

In this lecture, I will explore theoretical and empirical approaches to the development of gender/sex and sexual orientation. Leaving behind the nature versus nurture opposition, I look at both identities as deeply embodied. My approach intertwines sex, gender, orientation, bodies and cultures without demanding that we choose one over the other. Specifically, I provide insights from the fields of phenomenology, dyadic interaction and the formation of presymbolic representations in infancy and dynamic systems in infant development. I consider how thinking about embodied cognition helps to address intersubjectivity and the emergence of subjective identity.

Theatre, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

In the framework of the Ursula Hirschmann Lecture Series

In this lecture, I will explore theoretical and empirical approaches to the development of gender/sex and sexual orientation. Leaving behind the nature versus nurture opposition, I look at both identities as deeply embodied. My approach intertwines sex, gender, orientation, bodies and cultures without demanding that we choose one over the other. Specifically, I provide insights from the fields of phenomenology, dyadic interaction and the formation of presymbolic representations in infancy and dynamic systems in infant development. I consider how thinking about embodied cognition helps to address intersubjectivity and the emergence of subjective identity.


Location:
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Lecture

Contact:
Francesca Parenti - Send a mail

Organiser:
Prof. Laura Lee Downs

Speaker:
Anne Fausto-Sterling (Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studies at Brown University)

Links:
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