Wednesday, 19 December 2018

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS : Interdisciplinary panel on Gender and Knowledge (Congress 2019, Vancouver, June 3-6)

We are accepting submissions to the panel "Revisiting Gender in the Sociology and Social Science of Knowledge" to be held as part the Canadian Sociological Association conference at Congress @ UBC in Vancouver, June 3-6. Please see the description below for details. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. Instructions: Abstracts should be 100-200 words and submitted through the Canadian Sociological Association portal: (Choose the session title from the list.) Deadline: January 28, 2019 (9:00 PM P.S.T.) Session Title: "Revisiting Gender in the Sociology of Knowledge" Description: In the 1980s and 1990s, key feminist debates revolved around the relationship between masculine fields of knowledge, like science, and feminism. In her seminal work The Science Question in Feminism, Sandra Harding outlined a theory of the masculine structure of the scientific field, including its gendered origins, goals, meanings and repercussions. While sparking a lively debate throughout the 2000s regarding the emancipatory potential of objectivism and standpoint theory, as well as developments in intersectional and postcolonial theory, the original question regarding gender in knowledge fields has remained largely undertheorized. The past few years have seen a revival of interest in the situatedness of knowledge production, sparked by a “new” sociology of knowledge and ideas promoted by Neil Goss, Michèle Lamont and Charles Camic (2013). This research turns the lens back on knowledge-making practices in the social sciences; however, questions regarding gender and fields of knowledge continue to be under-represented. This panel aims to revive foundational questions about gender and knowledge, by placing the original feminist social science of knowledge in dialogue with the new sociology of knowledge. We welcome papers that explore gender in fields of knowledge (including science, arts, politics, practical knowledge, work), gendered ways of knowing across these fields, and work in the sociology and social science of knowledge which highlights the role of gender. If you have any questions about the session or abstract submission, please get in touch with me at Thanks! Lily -- Lily Ivanova, PhD Candidate UBC Department of Sociology Public Scholar and Liu Scholar Fox Fellow, Yale University 2016-7 Vancouver, BC | Coast Salish Territories