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Gender, Inequality and Power - The Gender Institute Orientation Public Lecture
The Gender Institute's orientation public lecture will take place on Wednesday 1 October 2014. The lecture will be delivered by Professor Diane Perrons, the Gender Institute Director and Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies at LSE. This lecture takes an interdisciplinary and transnational perspective to highlight the persistence of gender inequalities, the power relations that support these inequalities, and the everyday processes through which such inequalities are reproduced and normalised. By addressing inequality in this way, it is possible to obtain a fuller understanding of contemporary economic inequality and what to do about it.
Dr Katherine Brickell, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography will be leading a research seminar on Monday 20 October at 18.30 in the Graham Wallas Room, Old Building.
Dr Brickell is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. Her research focuses on contemporary domestic life bringing together approaches from social and cultural geography on 'home' with those of development geography on the 'household'.
On Monday 13 October, join the Gender Institute for 'The Difference that Feminist Theory Makes', a book launch for The Sage Handbook of Feminist Theory. The Handbook was jointly edited by GI faculty, Mary Evans, Clare Hemmings, Marsha Henry, Hazel Johnstone, Sumi Madhok, Ania Plomien and Sadie Wearing. The launch will be held from 6.00pm on the 8th Floor of the New Academic Building where there will be a drinks reception, speeches from the editors and discounted copies of the Handbook for sale.
The Making of Gendered Subjectivity
We all possess subjectivity, but how is that subjectivity made and articulated and how important is gender in its making? Speaking on 'The Making of Gendered Subjectivity' will be Catherine Hall and Carolyn Steedman, in a conversation co-hosted with The Women's Library. Tuesday 11 November, 6.45-8.15pm in the New Theatre, East Building.
Anarchism and Sexuality
In the Gender Institute's public discussion 'Anarchism and Sexuality', Martha Acklesberg, Richard Cleminson and Terence Kissack will explore the importance of the relationship between anarchism and sexuality to our comprehension of sexual politics. Thursday 4 December, 6.30-8pm in the New Theatre, East Building. Co-hosted by the University of Leeds Humanities Research Institute.
'Sex in the Archives: Collecting and Interpreting Erotic Materials' will be a research seminar given by Terence Kissack. Many LGBTQ archives collect and make available erotic materials including magazines, ephemera, commercial and amateur photographs, personal writings, and objects such as sex toys and art. What are the challenges of acquiring and cataloguing the historical traces of sexual desire? How do researchers interpret them and how can they be used in exhibits and other public history work? Monday 8 December, 6.30pm (room tbc).