CfP: Men and Nature: Gender, Power, and Environmental Change (Event: 02/2016, Munich); DL: 01.09.2015

Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, LMU Munich (Web)

Date: 26–28 February 2016
Location: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Proposal by 1 September 2015

  • Conveners: Sherilyn MacGregor (Keele University, UK) and Nicole Seymour (California State University, Fullerton, USA)

“Gender,” in the environmental humanities and social sciences, has long been synonymous with “women.” Feminist and ecofeminist scholars have produced a great deal of work on the links between femininities and environments and on women’s involvement in environmental politics and practices. More recently, the emerging field of queer ecology has troubled the binary construction of gender that traditionally has informed (eco)feminist research. What remains under-addressed are the myriad ways in which masculinities and masculinized roles, identities, and practices shape human relationships with the more-than-human world. Indeed, the few available scholarly articles that do interrogate masculinity and environment begin with the recognition (and a lament) that there is so little research available. Read more … (Web)