Symposium: “Transnational Bodies”


10:00 - 17:00

University of Amsterdam, Roeterstr. 11, 1018 WB Amsterdam

Symposium: “Transnational Bodies”

Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen

Sociale wetenschappen

Congres / Symposium

This symposium takes a look at recent developments in critical scholarship on the body.  The body has always occupied a secure place in the theoretical agenda of gender studies and feminist theory. It has been the site par excellence for investigating embodied experiences, power relations shaped by gender, class, race and ethnicity, national belonging, cultural imaginaries and scientific discourse. The experience of living in an increasingly globalized and cosmopolitan world as well as the recognition of shared histories of connection have generated new research on the body. New questions have emerged, shaping how we think about the body and complicating earlier insights about embodiment in contexts which are both local and global.

We have invited several imminent scholars to explore how their own thinking has changed. To what extent have the ‘bodies’ in their research become transnational? How has a context of transnational connections changed their thinking on bodies, bodily practices, and representations of the body? How does a transnational perspective change the way we theorizing the body, the methodologies we use to study it, and the kinds of critiques we produce on power and the body?

Speakers include: Stephan Dudink, Giseline Kuipers, Amade M’charek, Annemarie Mol, Dubravka Zarkov.

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