The 9th European Feminist Research Conference – Sex & Capital
3-6 June, 2015
University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland
Recent economic crises and their worldwide impacts have highlighted the relationship between global politics and the economy. Indeed, economic discourses reign supreme and it looks like capitalism has won, which raises feminist concern. The power of economics has become palpable: the scramble for natural resources has put the multi-ethnic Arctic on centre stage; new sectors – education and care among them – are being commercialized; and trafficking in women and the consumption and commodification of sexed bodies appear in new, intensified forms. Then again, issues that feminist research and politics have promoted are now realities for a large number of women: multicultural life, diversification of family forms and sexual identities, and the women’s economy. Despite this progress, the need for equality politics and feminist activism has not diminished.
The 9th European Feminist Research Conference Sex & Capital calls for papers and posters. There are nine thematic strands, of which we kindly ask you to pick up one for your abstract. Submitted abstracts will be peer reviewed by at least two experts.
The deadline for abstracts is 3 November 2014. Notification of acceptance will be sent to corresponding authors not later than 10 January 2015.