Women & Development Conference

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Melanie Orhant (mgo6@cornell.edu)
Fri, 14 Aug 1998 08:49:59 -0500


THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CENTER
>>>OF THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
>>>
>>>Presents
>>>
>>>WHICH WAY FOR WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT?
>>>DEBATING CONCEPTS, STRATEGIES, AND DIRECTIONS IN THE 21st CENTURY
>>>
>>>To Be Held At
>>>
>>>The Borough of Manhattan Community College
>>>199 Chambers Street
>>>October 15-17, 1998
>>>
>>>**** For Complete Information, visit our WWW Page at ****
>>> http://www.geocities.com/athens/7364/Women_and_Development.html
>>>
>>>
>>>Our conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from
>>>around the world and working in divergent disciplines, including Women
>>>and
>>>Development experts, ecofeminists, postmodern and postcolonial feminist
>>>theorists and others, to address some of the recent debates over the
>>>goals, means, and theoretical frameworks informing the field of Women
>>>and Development. We will open with an evening plenary and continue for
>>>two
>>>more days of three panels each. The panels will cut across orientations,
>>>disciplines, and professions to provide the basis for an unprecedented
>>>interchange among scholars, practitioners and policy-makers to discuss
>>>some of the current challenges to the field -- intellectual, political,
>>>economic and ecological.
>>>
>>>Keynote Addresses by:
>>>
>>>** Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Department of English, Columbia
>>> University
>>>** Irene Tinker, Department of City and Regional Planning, University of
>>> California, Berkeley
>>>
>>>Panels Include:
>>>
>>>** Re-Inventing Aid: International Agencies and the "Woman Question" in
>>> Development
>>>** Locating Women/Locating Work: Emerging Capitalisms and the
>>> Gendered/Racial Division of Labor
>>>** More Worldly Feminisms: Feminist Theories and the Politics of
>>> Location
>>>** Stories from the Field: Theorizing Action/Acting on Theory
>>>** Techno-Science Questions in Development: Intersections of Gender,
>>> Science, Media and Environment
>>>** Can the Subaltern Desire?
>>>
>>>For the complete Conference Program, please visit
>>> http://www.geocities.com/athens/7364/program.html
>>>
>>>Participants Include:
>>>
>>>Lila Abu-Lughod, Rogaia Mustafa Abu Sharaf, Norma Alarcon, Peggy
>>>Antrobus, Tani Barlow, Eudine Barriteau, Linda Basch, Lourdes Beneria,
>>>Barbara
>>>Bowen, Patricia Clough, Jennifer Leigh Disney, Hester Eisenstein,
>>>Patience Elabor-Idemudia, Cynthia Enloe, Kimberly Flynn, Irene Gendzier,
>>>Noeleen
>>>Heyzer, Mitu Hirshman, Marnia Lazreg, Yvonne Lasalle, Marianne Marchand,
>>>Carmen Medeiros, Joan Mencher, Caroline Moser, Meera Nanda, Achola O.
>>>Pala, Jane Parpart, Shirin Rai, Kriemild Saunders, Vandana Shiva, Ella
>>>Shohat, Sinith Sittirak, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Noel Sturgeon,
>>>Irene Tinker, Dessima Williams, Ara Wilson and Brigitte Young.
>>>
>>>Sponsored By:
>>>
>>>Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research; Vice Chancellor of
>>>Academic Affairs, CUNY; The Office of the President, The Office of the
>>>Provost, The Center for the Study of Women and Society, and The Center
>>>for Cultural Studies, the Graduate School and University Center of the
>>>City
>>>University of New York; Racolin Foundation; Diversity Initiative of the
>>>Program in Applied Sociology, Queens College; Sawhney Travels; The
>>>Tribeca Performing Arts Center; The Film Studies Certificate Program and
>>>Ph.D.
>>>Programs in Anthropology, English, History, Political Science and
>>>Sociology of the Graduate School and University Center of the City
>>>University of New York; The National Council for Research on Women; The
>>>International Women's Tribune Center.
>>>


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