Call for papers: Exploring Legacies of Injustice and Inequality; Enabling Just and Equal Futures, OLIRN event, University of Edinburgh, 3rd and 4th December 2018.
Papers are invited documenting legacies of injustice and inequality, imagining, debating and demonstrating ways of enabling more just and equal futures. Topics might include (but are not limited to):legacies of deindustrialisation and poverty, reconfiguring economies and class, gender and generational equality; climate change and legacies of sustainable practices, and futures or environmental and generational justice; migration, de-colonialisation, and human rights; reconfiguring incarceration; child protection; Stolen Generations in Australia, Canada and Sweden; conflict and war; sexual violence; reimagining disability; aging and health; gender equality and intergenerational care; treatment of same sex relationships, re-imagining policy and practice futures
Key Note (to be confirmed): Matthew Waites will speak on ‘Contesting LGBTI Human Rights in the Commonwealth’,
The deadline for abstracts is 17th September. Send a 150 page word abstract to Helen.Walker@ed.ac.uk with your contact details. Further details will appear on www.crfr.ac.uk in August. The local organisers are Lynn Jamieson and Mary Holmes in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh and the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships.
Ongoing Legacies International Research Network (OLIRN)
This research network interrogates contemporary and future approaches to the ongoing impact of social injustice and inequalities associated with four research fields and their intersections
This is a relatively new international and interdisciplinary network of academics initiated by Chris Beasley in Adelaide, with links to government and community sector professionals origination with and linking the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender at the University of Adelaide and Wirltu Yarlu (Australia) with the Research at the Intersections of Gender (RIG) Initiative (Canada), and in 2018/19 with the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (UK) and the GEXcel International Collegium for Advanced Transdisciplinary Gender Studies (Sweden).
The project had an inception network workshop in Adelaide in December 2017 exploring the dynamics of the four research fields (gender, sexuality, ethnicity and indigeneity), with regard to
(1) interconnections between past and present which frame future possibilities regarding social injustice and inequalities (see Johnson 2005; Tremblay, Patternote and Johnson 2011; Marks and Warboys 2003), and
(2) interconnections between different conceptual axes and practices of power which have implications for future policy development (that is, the ‘intersectionality’ between gender and specific other axes like sexuality, ethnicity and indigeneity—Beasley 2005; Herzog 2008; Koehn et al 2013).
This focus on temporality and intersectionality signals that attending to a singular disconnected time-frame or to a singular axis of power such as gender may reiterate privilege and result in limited understandings of problems. By contrast, bringing these four research fields into active engagement with each other involves an innovative research agenda furthered by inter-institutional, international and interdisciplinary collaboration. The intention is that the workshop will enable research clusters to emerge around specific topics which can reflect temporal/intersectional concerns.
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