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Violence, social reproduction and queerness in transition

Add to calendar 2024-05-20 10:00 2024-05-21 18:00 Europe/Rome Intimately material Sala del Capitolo Badia Fiesolana YYYY-MM-DD


Mon 20 May 2024 10.00 - 18.00

Tue 21 May 2024 10.00 - 18.00


Sala del Capitolo

Badia Fiesolana

The conference (20-21 May 2024), organised by the Queer and Feminist Studies Working Group, explores the mechanisms through which inequality is perpetuated and contested both historically and in the present in different geographical areas but particularly in those previously marginalised in academic and political discussions, such as Eastern or Southern Europe, the Global East, and the Global South.

While the end of the 20th century saw a resurgence of socialist politics in developing countries, especially in Latin America, other global events told a different story. The collapse of the socialist bloc in Central and Eastern Europe, the war in Yugoslavia, and the transition of China's socialist-oriented economy to one with strong capitalist characteristics challenged the continued relevance and viability of Marxist thought. Simultaneously, the rise of neoliberal identity politics in Europe and the US has turned the economic and symbolic oppression of LGBTQ+ people, women, migrants, and people of colour into free-standing and self-contained cultural matters. In the 21st century, this transformation has extended beyond the US and Western Europe. It has obscured that various forms of oppression are intimately tied to political and economic processes that shape people's lives. Furthermore, it turned said forms of oppression into tools for political gain, exacerbating global inequalities and reinforcing a neoliberalist hegemony.

To that end, we invite activists, artists and scholars from different academic disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, history, literature studies, political science, queer and gender studies to interrogate the intersection between identity, intimacy, class, labour, and capital.

(image: Artwork: The Smiths, Mikolaj Sobczak Fundacja Sztuki Polskiej ING)

Please register to get a seat or to receive the ZOOM link.

The EUI Widening Europe Programme initiative, backed by contributions from the European Union and EUI Contracting States, is designed to strengthen internationalisation, competitiveness, and quality in research in Widening countries, and thus foster a more cohesive European Higher Education and Research area.

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