Organized sessions

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Here you can find the proposed organized sessions. In case you would like to submit a proposal to one of these sessions, please send your abstract (250 words) and contact details to the organizers of the specific session before April 10th (see below for the Call for Abstracts and organizers’ contact).

Please don’t send the abstract through the general submission platform, only to the organizers of one of the sessions proposed. If your proposal is not accepted by the session organizers, it will be considered for the general submission.

ORGANIZED SESSIONS (see more information on each one below):

  • Affections and sexualities among and through correctional and detention facilities
  • “Conozco tu identidad y sé a quién representas”: sobre las “verdades” de la posicionalidad y sus “representatividades” en la investigación queer y LGBTI
  • Contemporary Queer Urban Movements, Activisms and Politics
  • Places of heterocissexual dissidence in Iberoamerica and the gender twist
  • Sexual and gender diversity in small and medium cites. Breaking the hegemony of big city perspectives.
  • Cripping the South? Claves para analizar las reivindicaciones en torno a la sexualidad y la diversidad funcional en el Sur de Europa y Latinoamérica/ Cripping the South? Analysing claims on sexuality and disability in Southern Europe and Latin America
  • Activism across scales, identities and boundaries
  • Estrategias de resistencia en tiempos de Homonacionalismo/ Strategies of Resistance in times of Homonationalism
  • Bodies and Genders between Physical Spaces and Digital Spaces
  • The researcher’s erotic subjectivities: methodological and ethical challenges
  • Central and East European, Baltic and Balkan Geographies of Sexualities: it’s time to speak up!
  • Aproximaciones post-identitarias en la transformación de la territorialidad heteronormativa.
  • Interseccionalidades y experiencias sobre la maternidad: cuando las madres hablan.
  • Envejecimientos, identidades y sexualidades en el Siglo XXI

SESSION “Affections and sexualities among and through correctional and detention facilities”

ORGANIZER/S: Fabíola Cordeiro, Centre for Studies on Sexuality and Gender (NESEG), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brasil. fafa.cms@gmail.com . Natália Corazza Padovani, Gender Studies Centre, UNICAMP, Pagu. Brazil.  nataliacorazzapadovani@gmail.com

CFP:This session aims to be a space for qualified debate on the production of forms of conjugality and sexualities, as well as supporting networks among people in deprivation of liberty.  It is assumed that detention and correctional institutions are mechanisms for governmentability of life connecting streets, neighborhoods, countries. Mechanisms designed by social relations saturated of racial, geopolitical, gender and sexual asymmetries, resulting in and being part of specific cartographies of social reality. Therefore, we seek proposals of papers and posters addressing different urban backgrounds related to specific dynamics of subjectivity and sexuality through spaces such as: prisons, provisional detention centers for emigrants, reformatory centers for youth, mental health facilities, etc. Studies that approach the fabrics of affective, sexual and matrimonial relationships among and through correctional and detention facilities in a transnational perspective will be very much welcome. The proposals should be based on original research about practices, institutions and processes of management of marginal populations that find in the dispositifs of gender and sexuality fundamental locus of intervention.


SESSION “Conozco tu identidad y sé a quién representas”: sobre las “verdades” de la posicionalidad y sus “representatividades” en la investigación queer y LGBTI”

ORGANIZER/S: Marisela Montenegro, Universitat  Autònoma de Barcelona. marisela.montenegro@uab.catGerard Coll-Planas, Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. gerard.coll@uvic.catJoan Pujol, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. joan.pujol@uab.catMiquel Missé, Universitat de Vic-Universitat Central de Catalunya. miguel.misse@gmail.com
CFP:La explicitación y reflexión de la posición de enunciación es central en las propuestas de investigación e intervención psicosocial de carácter crítico y, especialmente, en temáticas que se sitúan en el campo de los estudios LGBTI y queer. Sin embargo, los procesos de individualización social favorecen una comprensión identitaria de la posición de la investigadora y de las participantes, con importantes implicaciones teóricas,  epistemológicas y políticas. Entender que la posición de enunciación expresa la “verdad” del sujeto que habla asumiría una visión realista de un sujeto al que se puede acceder directamente desde el lugar que se define esta posición. Más problemática es la comprensión del lugar de enunciación como “representativa” de aquellas posiciones de las que se asume una posición “equivalente”. Llevándolo al extremo, sólo podemos hablar sobre nuestra propia posición, siendo ésta “representativa” de todas las personas que la comparten. Se trata de una visión esencialista de la posición que entra en clara contradicción con los desarrollos actuales en epistemología crítica y que tiene consecuencias en las posibilidades de articulación política. En este panel se busca reflexionar desde distintas experiencias de investigación e intervención para discutir sobre los usos de la posicionalidad en la investigación e intervención crítica en temáticas LGBTI y queer, explorando formas no-identitarias de explicicatión y reflexión sobre la práctica de investigación y acción política.


SESSION “Contemporary Queer Urban Movements, Activisms and Politics”

ORGANIZER/S: Chen Misgav, Prat post-doctoral fellow, Department of Government and Politics, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel. chenmisg@post.tau.ac.il. Gilly Hartal, post-doctoral fellow, Department of Geography, McGill University, Canada. Gilly.hartal@mail.mcgill.cagillyrachely@gmail.com

CFP: Cities, and in particular urban metropolitan centers, are conceived by many as sites of sexual freedom and presence, cultivating LGBT and queer movements and activism. This session brings together research from cultural, spatial and political aspects of LGBT and queer urban movements and activism in diverse urban spaces. The spatial presence and appropriation of spaces in the city as identified with the gay community and its unique culture turned in many places into political action. In some cities, exclusion and discrimination led to a process of concentration in specific neighbourhoods and areas. The ‘gayborhoods’ created by this segregation played an important role in shaping queer urban social movements and political activism. However, as scholars have shown, queer activism in urban spaces is not restricted to such concentrated neighbourhoods. Moreover, urban social movements and activism apply to a wide range of issues that are not limited to rights but also implement questions of belonging, intersections of class, gender, race and ethnicities and work to undermine current LGBT politics of homonormativity and homonationalism. Thus, the session will employ a broad focus ranging from discussions of LGBT activism promoting legal rights and equality for sexual minorities to manifestations of more radical queer activism promoting the right to be different introducing manifestations, contestations and critical discussions of queer urban social movements and activisms, and the politics this mobilization produce and cultivate.


SESSION “Places of heterocissexual dissidence in Iberoamerica and the gender twist”

ORGANIZER/S: Luciana Moreira, Centro de Estudos Sociais, University of Coimbra, Portugal lucianamoreira@ces.uc.ptEduarda Ferreira, Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais, Nova University of Lisbon, Portugal. e.ferreira@fcsh.unl.pt

CFP: In the Ibero-American space, legal and political, but also cultural, changes achieved by feminist and/or LGBT claims, are undeniable. Democratic achievements on both sides of the Atlantic are usually heirs of the feminist and LGBT struggles that have often begun under repressive political regimes. According to Gloria Anzaldúa or María Lugones, among others, structures of colonial domination continue to oppress in our days at the economic and epistemic level, particularly in discourses about gender and/or sexuality. Patriarchy and heterocisnormativity are still pervasive. Latin America perpetuates somehow the legacy of Iberian colonial and patriarchal forces that have silenced other ethnicities, other social models and other possibilities of living gender and/or sexuality. In this section, we would like to discuss the places of sexual and gender dissident people throughout the struggles for rights in the Ibero-American spaces. What has been the role of social movements around feminist and/or LGTB claims? What role do institutions such as the United Nations, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights or the European Union play with regard to ongoing legal changes? Is there an exchange between the Ibero-American space regarding the claims for the rights of women and sexual or gender dissident people? What role do gender or ethnicity play in these claims and these achievements? Is gender an element that restricts access to certain spaces, whether public or private, work or leisure? Is there a real space for the intersection of struggles with respect to sexuality, gender identity and / or ethnic group? This section welcomes presentations on a specific country or comparative cases on the various issues raised regarding the Ibero-American spaces.


SESSION “Sexual and gender diversity in small and medium cites. Breaking the hegemony of big city perspectives”

ORGANIZER/S: Jose Antonio Langarita, University of Girona, Catalonia. josan.langarita@udg.eduMonika Baer,  University of Wroclaw, Poland monika.baer@uwr.edu.plEleonore Kofman, Middlesex University, UK e.kofman@mdx.ac.uk

CFP: Studies of gender and sexualities have mostly focused on large cities which have become the place from which to think about sexual diversity and gender expressions. They are presented as the “natural” space for LGBT+ people. However the practices, experiences and expectations of many LGTB+ people cannot be reduced to the big city scene. In this sense, small and medium-sized cities can present their own dynamics for LGBT+ people, who reframe gender and sexuality to adapt them to their own local contexts. In addition, the specificity of small/medium cities is rooted not only in their dissimilarity to big cities, but also in their particular locations within regions, nation states and the different parts of the world with diverse socio-cultural, political and economic characteristics. This panel aims to analyse how space as well as city size crosses experiences of gender and sexualities, how it affects the identity construction of the subject and what particular forms of LGTB+ phobia are developed in small and medium-sized cities. To do this, we propose to consider some of the following issues:

  • The role of public policies and services to promote the welfare of LGBT+ people and combat and prevent homophobia and transphobia
  • The use of public spaces for the expression of sexual and gender diversity in small and medium-sized cities.
  • Representations and discourses about LGBT+ populations in local media and public bodies.
  • The impact of social networks and new online applications on the interactions of LGBT+ people and on the defamatory aspects of (on-line) hate speech.
  • Redefinition of the identity and practices of LGBT+ in small and medium-sized cities.
  • Interactions in social relations at work, school and within families, etc.
  • Associations and social movements in small and medium-sized cities.
  • Intersectional analysis of socio-demographic characteristics of the experiences of discrimination of LGBT+ people

SESSION “Cripping the South? Claves para analizar las reivindicaciones en torno a la sexualidad y la diversidad funcional en el Sur de Europa y Latinoamérica”/ Cripping the South? Analysing claims on sexuality and disability in Southern Europe and Latin America”

ORGANIZERS: Andrea García-Santesmases Fernández, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), andrea.gsantesmases@gmail.comMara Pieri, Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra marapieri@ces.uc.pt

CFP (Español): Tullido, cojo, rengo, storpio, handicappato, loco, minusválido, discapacitado, aleijado… estos son los términos peyorativos con los que se nombra la diversidad funcional en nuestros contextos, los cuales están siendo reapropiados por los activismos locales en pro de una desactivación del insulto y una reivindicación de la diferencia. La teoría Crip ofrece un marco analítico privilegiado, en el que situar y pensar estas prácticas en relación con las perspectivas queer. No obstante, se trata de una teoría elaborada desde y para el mundo anglosajón, en un contexto histórico, sociopolítico y religioso determinado que marca su concepción de la diversidad funcional y de la sexualidad. Resulta, por tanto, problemático importarlo acríticamente como marco analítico desde el que leer las experiencias que se producen en el Sur de Europa y en Latinoamérica, en países marcados por la crisis económica, el peso del Cristianismo y la importancia histórica de la familia y de la vida comunitaria. Estos elementos influyen en la configuración de las reivindicaciones identitarias y activistas en torno a la sexualidad de las personas con diversidad funcional, como las relativas a los derechos sexuales y reproductivos, al acceso al propio cuerpo o a la asistencia sexual.Nos preguntamos entonces por la posible (o no) articulación y traducción cultural de lo “crip” en nuestros contextos a través de la discusión de la utilización del propio término, y la identificación y la contextualización de prácticas locales disidentes en torno a la diversidad funcional y la sexualidad. Para ello, partimos de las contribuciones teóricas de las Epistemologías del Sur y del Transfeminismo. Nuestro objetivo es poner en diálogo las experiencias de cuatro países del “Sur” (dos europeos y dos latinoamericanos) para situar colectivamente cómo la diversidad funcional, el género y la sexualidad interseccionan en estos contextos.

CFP (English): Tullido, cojo, rengo, storpio, handicappato, loco, minusválido, discapacitado, aleijado…are the pejorative terms used to name disability in our contexts, where local activism is gaining space in defusing the insult and proudly claiming differences. Crip theory offers a privileged framework to locate and analyze these practices in relation with queer perspectives. Nevertheless, it is also a theory born in and for the Anglo-Saxon world, within a peculiar historical, socio-political and religious context which determines a specific conception of disability and sexuality. It seems problematic, thus, to import it uncritically as a valid framework to read experiences produced in Southern Europe and Latin America, in countries deeply characterized by the economic crisis, the importance of Christian religion and the historical value ascribed to family and community life. These elements influence the configuration of identity claims and activism on sexuality and disability, such as sexual and reproductive rights, access to one own’s body and sexual assistance. In the panel, we explore how (and if) it is possible to articulate and culturally translate “crip” in these contexts through the debate over the use of the word “crip” itself, the identification and the contextualization of local dissident practices on disability and sexuality. In order to engage in the discussion, we include other theoretical perspectives such as Epistemology of the South and trans-feminism. Our aim is to create a dialogue among experiences of countries of the “South” in order to situate collectively how disability, gender and sexuality intersect in these contexts.


SESSION “Activism across scales, identities and boundaries”

ORGANIZER/S: Stefano Bettani, Independent researcher. bettas@uw.edu

CFP: The year 2016 and the beginning of 2017 have been depicted as an historical moment characterized by the rise of nationalism and populism, a fragment of history that could signify a new shift in the globalization era. The fear of “otherness”, embodied in the migration crises, is on the rise while instability and fear accompany the strengthening of fascist movements and rhetoric. This gloomy picture, however, is counteracted by the birth and growth of innumerable groups fighting to defend the rights of human beings to exist and be both equal and different without shame or fear. The conference offers us a wonderful chance to celebrate the many courageous initiatives that are currently changing the life of millions at local and global scales. From dissent to civil disobedience, marches and boycotting, political actions and personal choices: what is happening around the world today? The panel brings together activists from different regions across the globe to share experiences and insights, a bright and colorful encounter that challenges the bleak portraits of our supposedly “new-middle age”.

FORMAT: 10 minutes presentation from each participant (people can be connected from all over the world, no need to be in Barcelona) followed by an open discussion. Both the presentation and the following discussion will be broadcasted live on the Internet (technological details T.B.C).


SESSION “Estrategias de resistencia en tiempos de Homonacionalismo/ Strategies of Resistance in times of Homonationalism”

ORGANIZER/S: Daniel Ahmed Fernández, Departamento de Estudios Árabes e Islámicos de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, red ‘Nasij’. danielahmedsaid@gmail.comPablo Monerris Galvan, Department of Gender Studies at the Central European University, Institut Interuniversitari d’Estudis de Dones i Gènere. pablomonerrisbcn17@gmail.com

CFP (Español): En el manifiesto queer mestizo “La Frontera” Anzaldúa afirmaba: “Soy todas las razas, porque lo queer de mí existe en todas las razas”. 30 años más tarde, en el contexto post 11-s, vemos como gran parte del discurso islamófobo se nutre de la instrumentalización de los derechos LGBTIQ+ para criminalizar a la población musulmana —y a otras minorías raciales, étnicas y culturales— a través de estrategias xenófobas y racistas. Este proceso de “queerización” del racismo y la islamofobia se instala en la intersección del Estado-nación neoliberal, la diversidad sexo-genérica y la racialización en un ensamblaje denominado “homonacionalismo” (Puar, 2007). Su estrategia de “pinkwashing” se articula en torno a la presunción de una ideología LGBTIQ+fóbica inherente a la fe musulmana, evidenciando una percepción del islam en tanto que anacronismo opuesto a los valores seculares (Asad, Brown, Butler y Mahmood, 2013) atribuidos exclusivamente a la modernidad neoliberal occidental (Göle, 2007). Dicha percepción ha quedado plasmada en diferentes informes internacionales, europeos y locales (ONU, 2016; Bayrakli y Hafez, 2016; SOS Racismo, 2016 y PCCI, 2016) que han evidenciado un auge exponencial de la xenofobia, el racismo y la islamofobia. El objetivo de esta sesión es, en primer lugar, visibilizar la producción de discursos homonacionalistas en el contexto europeo, desligándolos así del conflicto palestino-israelí al que habitualmente son asociados. A continuación, se quiere agrupar diferentes experiencias provenientes de la academia y el activismo, priorizando la voz de las subjetividades instrumentalizadas y criminalizadas por el homonacionalismo como estrategia de legitimización de las identidades subalternas (Spivak, 1988), promoviendo así un espacio de reflexión que prime el conocimiento situado (Haraway, 1991) y el enfoque interseccional (Crenshaw, 1989). En última instancia, el objetivo es reflexionar sobre las posibilidades de articulación y ensamblaje de un movimiento queer transnacional de resistencia (Halperin, 1997) ante el racismo estructural, el secularismo beligerante, el capitalismo militarista neoliberal y la normatividad sexo-genéricoafectiva.

CFP (English):In the queer mestizo manifest “La Frontera” Anzaldúa claimed: “I am all races because there is the queer of me in all races”. 30 years later, in the context after 9/11, a large extent of the Islamophobic discourse nourishes from the instrumentalization of LGBTIQ+ rights to criminalize Muslim populations —and other racial, ethnic and cultural minorities— through xenophobic and racist strategies. This process of “queering” racism and Islamophobia takes place at the intersection of the neoliberal nation-state, racialization and sex/gender diversity in an assemblage called “homonationalism” (Puar, 2007). Its “pinkwashing” strategy is built around the assumption of a LGBTIQ+ phobic ideology inherent to Muslim faith, evidencing the perception of Islam as an anachronism opposed to secular values (Asad, Brown, Butler and Mahmood, 2013) that are attributed exclusively to Western neoliberal modernity (Göle, 2007). This perception has been reflected in different international, European and local reports alike (UN, 2016, Bayrakli and Hafez, 2016, SOS Racismo, 2016 and PCCI, 2016) that have shown an exponential rise of xenophobia, racism and Islamophobia. The aim of this session is, firstly, to render visible the production of discourses of homonationalism in the European context, thus disconnecting them from the Palestinian-Israeli conflict to which they are usually associated. Secondly, we want to gather different experiences from academia and activism together, prioritizing the voice of subjectivities that are instrumentalized and criminalized by homonationalism, as a strategy for legitimizing subaltern identities (Spivak, 1988), thus promoting a space for reflection that gives priority to situated knowledge (Haraway, 1991) and intersectional approaches (Crenshaw, 1989). Ultimately, the objective is to reflect on the possibilities for the articulation and assemblage of a transnational queer movement of resistance (Halperin, 1997) against structural racism, belligerent secularism, militarist neoliberal capitalism and sexual/gender/affective normativity.


SESSION “Bodies and Genders between Physical Spaces and Digital Spaces”

ORGANIZER/S:  Carlotta Cossutta, Università del Piemonte Orientale, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, carlotta.cossutta@uniupo.itValentina Greco, Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, v.greco@unibo.itArianna Mainardi, Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, Scuola Normale Superiore, arianna.mainardi@sns.itStefania Voli, Università di Bologna, Dipartimento di Storia Culture Civiltà, stefania.voli2@unibo.it

CFP: In the debate about the relationship between body/technologies /virtual space, often emphasis is placed on disembodiment and dematerialization processes, on one side with enthusiasm, the other with the catastrophe’s shades. Queer theory teaches us to look into the spaces in between the dominant narratives. Even in the case of the bodies-technologies node this critical approach is fruitful. Our lives are structured seamlessly between online and offline. The relationship with digital technologies brings into play different levels of hybridization that become visible to our eyes in the naturalization of new technologies and in the symbiotic relationship we are developing with some mobile devices. When embodied and simulated experience intertwine, through which gaze can we explore the tensions that subjectivities are subjected in leading an existence mediated by technology? We think the body in terms of a somateca (Preciado), namely an archive of alive political pretence that cannot constitute a single corpus. Nowadays digital technologies occupy much room of this archive, for the ineluctable – as desired but also suffered – ties that our bodies have woven with them. The aim of the panel will be investigate the way in which categories of gender identity and gendered bodies are modified, modifiable and/or reaffirmed in the encounter with technologies and with everyday digital environments. We’d like to address this issue tying it to three cruxes: space, bios and media. The session invites to analyze how technologies and biotechnologies involve:

  • Bodies in/and physical or virtual spaces;
  • Life and reproduction;
  • Communication and its imagination result;
  • Body modifications and related subjective perceptions.

To do it we would like to “confuse” disciplinary boundaries, so we encourage to submit  not only strictly academic proposals, but also presentations that recount activism experiences, artistic and political projects, collective reflections about the proposed thematic nodes.


SESSION “The researcher’s erotic subjectivities: methodological and ethical challenges”

ORGANIZER/S: Valerie De Craene, University of Leuven Valerie.Decraene@kuleuven.beKatrien De Graeve, UGent Katrien.DeGraeve@UGent.be

CFP: Although in recent years, feminist scholarship on positionality and reflexivity has called growing attention to the relevance of the desire and sexuality of the researcher in knowledge production, the desiring researcher’s body still often remains hidden in ethnographic accounts. Moreover, while intense participant observation in various social activities is widely lauded as an effective method for gaining deep understanding of the culture under study, the researcher’s participation in sexual(ized) activities in the field seems to be more easily dismissed as unethical. This differential treatment of sex and desire is not only informed by a reluctance in the social sciences to engage with the body in general, but also by an enduring suspicion of and a squeamishness around the sexual body within society and research. Indeed, in times where sex research is still looking for full societal and academic legitimacy, there might be plenty of reasons why researchers choose not to self-disclose their intimate desires and interactions, especially not for those speaking from precarious situations. The aim of this session is twofold. On an individual level, we are looking for contributions from scholars who have chosen (not) to include their erotic subjectivities, and discuss the personal, methodological, ethical or even epistemological reasons that have led to this choice. On a more structural level, we are looking for contributions investigating the methodological, epistemological and political consequences when including/excluding the erotic subjectivities of the researcher in  research outputs. Possible questions we would like to discuss are: Should sexuality be treated as fundamentally different because of its intimate nature, and therefore demanding for specific methodological and ethical considerations? What are the gains and risks of fully acknowledging the blurred lines between research and personal space in the shared production of knowledge? Which strategies and methods can we as sex researchers use to circumvent the stigma attached to sex research and alter our cultural system for the better?


SESSION “Central and East European, Baltic and Balkan Geographies of Sexualities: it’s time to speak up!”

ORGANIZER/S: Michal Pitoňák, Charles University in Prague; National Institute of Mental Health, michal.pitonak@nudz.cz

CFP: Geographies of sexualities have become established fields of enquiry over the past three decades within especially British and American scholarly traditions (Bell and Valentine 1995; Browne, Lim, and Brown 2007). Researchers from other Anglo-Saxon, Mediterranean and Ibero-American regions have also, at least partially, succeeded in establishing local fields of enquiry (Sibalis 2004; Johnston and Longhurst 2008; Johnston and Longhurst 2009; Ferreira and Salvador 2014; Silva and Vieira 2014), however, it is safe to say that sexuality research has remained, largely “Western-oriented”, both methodologically and discursively. Up to date, only scant attention has focused on Central and Eastern European geographies of sexualities, whereas authors have repeatedly warned us about potential risks connected with uncritical repro- or introduction of foreign discourses (D. R. Kulpa and Mizielinska 2011; Stella 2013; R. Kulpa 2014; Navickaitė 2014). However, these and several other authors from outside of the ‘West’ have already begun uncovering various geographies of sexualities within this particularly diverse region. This session is intended to facilitate and empower knowledge exchange between the ‘rest’ and the ‘West’, and perhaps more importantly among the ‘rest’. Existing language diversity within the region should fuel curiosity and not function as a barrier. Various knowledges contained ‘beyond translation’, need to be explored, whereas various ‘methodological nationalisms’, that permeate the process of knowledge production, here and there, need to be ‘queered’. There is no one ‘Central’, ‘East’ or ‘Eastern Europe’, but a diverse and rich region containing much unexplored knowledge which lacks appreciation. In reaction to this situation, the proposed session invites scholars to participate from Central Europe, various parts of Balkans, from Baltic region, as well those coming from Eastern and other regions that are so far being excluded, disempowered, evened-out or simply ignored within the loosely defined field of geographies of sexualities. Abstracts of papers in, but not restricted to, the following topics are invited for consideration:

  • Destabilizing ‘the West’ and ‘the Rest’ binaries; Critique of “Western developmental” discourses, non-linear developments
  • Non-commercial and non-capitalist histories and spatialities of sexualities, non-capitalist emancipatory pathways
  • Public displays of sexualities in post-socialist and post-soviet contexts
  • Queer beyond the ‘Western’ contexts
  • Transnational activism, social networks and EU
  • Globalization, Westernization, Europeanization of sexualities
  • Central and Eastern European geographies of sexualities and their historical contexts
  • Effects of English dominance within the field of sexuality studies
  • Porn-industry, othering, exoticization of Slavs or other ethnic groups
  • Sexual tourism and sex-work
  • Regional traditions of naturism, nudism
  • Non-heterosexual stigma and health related issues, queering HIV

SESSION “Aproximaciones post-identitarias en la transformación de la territorialidad heteronormativa”

ORGANIZER/S: Fractalidades en Investigación Crítica (Núría Sadurní; Nagore García; Patricia Aljama; Cristian Carrer; Marisela Montenegro y Joan Pujol). Departamento de Psicología Social. Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. nuria.sadurni.balcells@gmail.com

CFP: La centralidad del discurso identitario en el análisis de las posiciones que se configuran en el campo definido por los ejes del sexo-género ha visibilizado los mecanismos de opresión implicados en, por ejemplo, el sistema heteronormativo. Esta centralidad, característica de las perspectivas críticas, puede ser rastreada en los análisis que reconocen la multiplicidad de posiciones identitarias. Este es el caso, por ejemplo, de la perspectiva interseccional, que toma en cuenta diferentes ejes de discriminación. Este potencial crítico se ha visto erosionado por la interpretación individualizada de los ejes de opresión, convirtiendo conceptos como “privilegio” o “vulnerabilidad” en características que residen en cuerpos particulares. En otras palabras, los ejes de discriminación cristalizan corporalmente y se identifican individualmente. De este modo, el énfasis en la dimensión identitaria ha generado análisis que tienden a la homogeneización categorial y la esencialización identitaria. En términos políticos, la exaltación identitaria puede desembocar en escenarios de desmovilización política e imposibilidad articulatoria. Este call plantea una relectura y desplazamiento de las posiciones configuradas en el campo sexo-género, con el fin de generar herramientas conceptuales y líneas políticas para resituar el análisis en las dinámicas de diferenciación y jerarquización que (re)producen las posiciones de sujeto. Siguiendo con el ejemplo, los conceptos “privilegio” o “vulnerabilidad” no denotan una sustancia que habita ciertos cuerpos socialmente marcados, sino que aluden a diferentes dinámicas de jerarquización. Se trata de una perspectiva que nos aproxima a las formas en que los dispositivos de dominación y las jerarquías de poder se producen y reproducen en términos de condiciones de posibilidad. Esta llamada desea seducir a contribuciones que ofrezcan formas de comprensión teórica, abordaje metodológico y acción política que visibilicen y transformen las condiciones de posibilidad de los sistemas de dominación que atraviesan el campo sexo-género.


SESSION “Interseccionalidades y experiencias sobre la maternidad: cuando las madres hablan”

ORGANIZER/S: Amparo Moreno Hernández, Departamento Interfacultativo de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Dolores Pérez Bravo, Departamento Interfacultativo de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Helena Pérez de la Merced, Departamento Interfacultativo de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. perezdelamerced@gmail.com,  Mercè Falguera Ríos, Investigadora Independiente. mercefalguera@gmail.com,  Magdalena Sancho Moreno, Estudios Internacionales de Paz, Conflictos y Desarrollo. Universitat Jaume I, Castellón. sanchomagda@gmail.com

CFP: En el contexto de la Europa del S. XXI la reproducción se plantea como un asunto clave que necesita ser abordado desde diferentes planos: social, político, económico… Aunque la reproducción tiene muchas vertientes, proponemos centrar esta mesa en la maternidad, pues consideramos que no ha recibido suficiente atención desde las diferentes disciplinas académicas. En las últimas décadas han proliferado los estudios que dirigen su mirada hacia la maternidad, aunque la atención se ha focalizado en la maternidad de cismujeres, blancas, occidentales, de clase media, sin diversidad funcional…, invisibilizando otras realidades posibles. Por esta razón planteamos un foro de debate y reflexión alrededor de diferentes maternidades o experiencias de la maternidad. Tomando como punto de partida que la maternidad es un fenómeno socialmente construido, nuestra intención es visibilizar otras vivencias. Por ello en este foro, queremos compartir diversas investigaciones, en curso y finalizadas, que desde diferentes disciplinas académicas presentan experiencias de madres que desafían el modelo heteronormativo patriarcal y que se interseccionan con otros ejes como la diversidad funcional, la orientación/identidad sexual, la edad… Como investigadoras somos conscientes de que las contribuciones que presentamos en esta mesa no contemplan todas las realidades posibles. Lo que pretendemos desde una perspectiva interseccional es ofrecer una muestra de la complejidad que el fenómeno de la maternidad conlleva en nuestro contexto social.


SESSION “Envejecimientos, identidades y sexualidades en el Siglo XXI”

ORGANIZER/S: Fernando Rada Schultze, Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). fernandorada@conicet.gov.arWalter Giribuela, Universidad Nacional de Luján (UNLu), Universidad Nacional de General Sarmiento (UNGS). wgiribuela@unlu.edu.ar

 CFP: A lo largo de la historia han existido personas consideradas ancianas por sus comunidades; a saber, quienes eran mayores en el grupo. Empero, lo significativo de nuestro tiempo es que quienes ahora son ancianas son las propias sociedades, superando incluso a otros grupos de edades. Sin embargo, estos datos poco dicen sobre las características de las vejeces y de los procesos de envejecimiento que dieron como resultado esa vejez. Aún más, ignoran la diversidad presente en el curso de la vida. Si bien en los últimos años el mundo ha experimentado un avance en materia de derechos para la comunidad LGBT, los mismos son recientes y acontecieron bajo contextos que distan en demasía de los marcos de socialización de las actuales personas mayores, las cuales debieron desarrollarse bajo un halo de represión social y policial que estigmatizaba y criminalizaba cualquier tipo de disidencia sexual que pudiera contrariar al orden heteronormativo. Así, partiendo de la premisa de que la vejez es una etapa de la vida producto de una construcción social diversa (siendo en la vejez donde con mayor énfasis se ponen de manifiesto las diferencias acarreadas a lo largo de la vida), esta propuesta tiene como objetivo debatir en torno a la recuperación de las memorias de las personas mayores LGBT. Atendiendo a la propuesta de experiencias desiguales de identidades y sexualidades en diferentes lugares y escalas, entendemos oportuno dar cuenta de los diversos modos de envejecimiento existentes, analizando distintas trayectorias, experiencias e historias de vida pasadas y presentes e imaginando panoramas y desafíos futuros.

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