The Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM) cordially invites proposals for the 2nd International Symposium on Men and Masculinities to take place between the 12th and 14th of September in Istanbul, Turkey, in collaboration with Özye?in University, Raoul Wallenberg Institute, and Research Worldwide Istanbul. The symposium aims to discuss how the current troubling sociopolitical context of populist authoritarianism, illiberalism, and precarity affect as well as transform experiences, discussions, theories, discourses and activism related to men and masculinities.
Organizers invite researchers to discuss how masculinities have been (re)constructed in the broader context of authoritarianism and neoliberalism as well as how men have been shaping such processes. Additionally, we would like to deal with how this context affects the global movement for gender equality. They also aim to put under scrutiny the ways in which the current sociopolitical context affects the production of knowledge and theoretical discussions related to masculinities.
Confirmed keynote speakers include: Raewyn Connell (video conference), James Messerschmidt, and Nancy Lindisfarne and with the opening speech of Jeff Hearn.
Deadline for abstracts is May 10, 2019.