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GENDER AND BOURDIEU

Forthcoming BSA Bourdieu Study Group event: Gender and Bourdieu, “Is doing gender unavoidable?”

Thursday 13th December 2012, School of Law and Social Science, University of East London

Online booking: http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10252

 

Bourdieu first entered the sociological discussion of gender relationships in the 1990s. In 1998 he published  La Domination masculine . Bourdieu argues that the relations between men and women are tied to masculine domination and that this masculine domination or habitus gives men and women a specific role in society.

Bourdieu’s work often causes divisions between feminists. Many argue that although he explored gender relations in his work he paid very little attention to feminist theory, focusing instead on gendering of taste or how structured sexual division of labour generates a sexually differentiated perspective on the world. However, others dispute this insisting that  his contribution has scarcely been recognized by feminists. They claim that one of Bourdieu’s most important insights is that gender is present in all social relationships.  Furthermore, Bourdieu’s work is valuable to feminist approaches because theoretical frameworks and political programmes are always embedded in social relations.

There has been a range of responses to Bourdieu from feminists and this event will aim to bring together different perspectives for discussion with key note speakers: Dr Catherine Hakim,  Dr Lisa Mckenzie and Professor Derek Robbins.

Dr Catherine Hakim is renowned for coining the term ‘erotic capital‘, referring to a person’s  combination of physical and social attractiveness and its power in all social interactions; in the workplace, politics and in public life generally, as well as in the invisible negotiations of private relationships. Her publication Honey-Money: The Power of Erotic Capital  has received large scale mainstream media attention. She has published extensively on changing patterns of employment, women’s employment and women’s position in society, occupational segregation and the pay gap. She sits on the Editorial Boards of several academic journals, including  the European Sociological Review and International Sociology

Dr Lisa Mckenzie’s research has focused upon class inequalities of men and women living on council estates within the UK, using a collaborative ethnographic approach whilst applying the work of Pierre Bourdieu, with particular influence relating to symbolic violence, capital exchange, and power relationships with neo-liberal structures. She currently holds an Early Years Leverhulme Research Fellowship at the University of Nottingham within the school of sociology and social policy. Her current research is a re-study of the 1970 Coates and Silburn St Anns ‘Poverty’ study, focusing upon the changing shapes of community, family, and belonging in contemporary Britain.

Prof Derek Robbins has long been one of the leading exponents of Pierre Bourdieu’s theories in the fields of sociology and is a favourite with the Bourdieu study group. He is Professor of International Social Theory at the University of East London, where he also is Director of the Group for the Study of International Social Science in the School of Law and Social Science. He is the editor of the four-volume collection of articles on Bourdieu in the Sage Masters of Contemporary Social Thought series (2000).

His most recent publication: French Post-War Social Theory sets up a Bourdieusian investigation of the habitus of the five French social thinkers; Aron, Althusser, Foucault, Lyotard, Bourdieu.

As a study group, we’re always very interested in the new ways Bourdieu’s concepts can be applied and hope you will join us for what is likely to be a lively discussion.

The event will take place at the University of East London, Docklands Campus on Thursday 13th December 2012.

Online booking: http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10252

 

BSA members £20.00

Non BSA members £30.00    

Please note that our last study group event sold out with a few days. To avoid disappointment please book early.

 

Timetable:

10-30-11.00: Registration and tea and coffee

11.00-12.15: Dr Catherine Hakim key note speech

12.15-13.15: Lunch

13.15-14.30: Dr Lisa Mckenzie key note speech

14.30-14.45: Refreshments

14.45-16.00: Prof. Derek Robbins Key note speech: “La domination masculine and social constructionism”.

16.00-17.00: Discussions with key note speakers

17.00-17.30: Wine reception.

 

Jenny Thatcher

PhD Candidate and Sociology Lecturer

Co-convenor of the BSA Bourdieu Study Group j.thatcher@uel.ac.uk University of East London School of Law and Social Science Docklands Campus University Way, E16 2RD

 

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Glenn Rikowski’s paper, Critical Pedagogy and the Constitution of Capitalist Society has been published at Heathwood Press as a Monthly Guest Article for September 2012, online at:

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Sociology

WORK, EMPLOYMENT & SOCIETY DAY CONFERENCE

Monday 22 October 2012

Venue and Host: British Library Conference Centre, London

This year, WES celebrates 25 years of publishing the best of the sociology of work and employment.  This conference reflects on key debates and looks forward to what the future might hold for the discipline and the journal. 

We warmly invite you to join us at our 25th Anniversary Event.

The event programme includes:

  • A welcome to the conference from WES Co-Editor, Irena Grugulis
  • A welcome to the British Library by Jude England, Head of Social Sciences
  • Catherine Hakim, Centre for Policy Studies, London
  • Richard Hyman, London School of Economics
  • Arne Kalleberg, University of North Carolina
  • Linda McDowell, University of Oxford
  • Ruth Milkman, City University of New York
  • Philip Taylor, University of Strathclyde
  • Karel Williams, ManchesterBusinessSchool

 

Registration

BSA Member: £95               

Non-Member: £125

BSA Concessionary Member: £45  

Non-Member Concession (Unwaged and Postgraduate Students): £60

 

Places for this event are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

 

Visit www.britsoc.co.uk/events/wes-conference-2012 to register and for further event details.

Join the BSA: www.britsoc.co.uk/join

Enquiries to: events@britsoc.org.uk

 

Kind regards,

BSA Events Team

 

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