CfP: Gender and Labour Disputes: Perspectives Past and Present (Event: 03/2018, Nuremberg); DL: 31.08.2018

FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Philipps Universität Marburg and Universität Hamburg

Venue: Nuremberg, Germany
Time: 21/22 March 2019
Proposals due: 31 August 2018

Historically, and to this day, earning a living through paid work, as a form of socialisation, has been permeated by relationships of dominance and power, giving rise to substantial potential for conflict. The planned conference will aim to highlight aspects of societal and historical change through gender-sensitive analysis of disputes and conflicts in and around paid work. Both collectively organised forms of labour disputes, such as strikes called by unions, and more individual, decentralised types of conflict fall within the scope of the conference.

Traditionally, research in the social sciences has focused on the adversarial relationship between labour and capital. More recent work has driven the emergence of substantial differentiation and diversification in regard to this question. In a process commencing in the 1970s, feminist researchers have identified and theorised the gendering of labour, engaging in interdisciplinary discourse around the issue and creating links to critiques of capitalism, colonialism and bourgeois society and to a broad range of categories of social inequality including class, ethnic origin and sexual orientation. This work has mad … read more and source (Web).