CfP: Feminisms and Marxisms: Connecting Struggles, Rethinking Limits

26. Mai 2013

Call for Papers within the framework of the 10th Historical Materialism Conference, Making the World Working Class, 7-10 November 2013, London, SOAS.

Extended Deadline: June 7

Abstracts for papers and panels should uploaded to:
http://www.historicalmaterialism.org/conferences/annual10/submit

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Our present poses enormous political and analytical challenges to those committed to the struggle against the oppression and exploitation of
women. It demands the creation of spaces for the development of an oppositional culture able to confront new forms of domination, rethink its own assumptions and foster serious political responses. One year ago Historical Materialism launched a call for papers on Feminisms and Marxisms with the aim to provide a space for a dialogue between Feminist and Marxist critiques of capitalism in their various articulations. The response to the call went beyond our most optimistic expectations, demonstrating the vitality and wealth of new research inspired by Marxist-Feminist approaches. This call aims to build on last year’s discussions, giving voice to a new generation of anti-capitalist feminists and continuing a collective reflection about how Feminisms and Marxisms can together contribute to criticising and transforming the present. At this year’s conference, we aim to think beyond the issue of the compatibilities or tensions between Feminism and Marxism as separate traditions, and explore the way in which they provide the tools to intervene in contemporary debates about labour, oppression and power. We also hope to foster new approaches to old debates, from social reproduction to patriarchy, and advance the understanding of the historic limits and contemporary potentials of Marxist-Feminist theorisations of capitalism.

We welcome papers that address (but are not confined to) the following themes:

  • Marxist-Feminism in the 21st century
  • Social Reproduction Feminism and Intersectionality Theory
  • The Political Economy of Sex Work and Sex Workers‘ Struggles
  • Class/Gender Intersections: Masculinities, LGBTQ, Queer Studies and
  • Trans Politics.
  • Homophobia and Heteronormativity
  • Gendered Labour Exploitation
  • Feminist and Marxist critiques of Racism and Islamophobia
  • Marxist Feminism and Materialist Feminism
  • Securitization and Carceral Detention
  • Theories of Sexuality, Bodies, Embodiment
  • Feminisms, Marxisms and Art Theory
  • Gender, International Migration and the Political Economy of Care
  • Feminist-Marxist Critique of Sexual Violence
  • Diaspora, Indigeneity, and Solidarity in Marxisms and Feminisms
  • Inclusive Theories of Class and Resistance
  • Marxist-Feminist critiques of historical and 21st-century fascism
  • Feminism and Autonomist Marxism: Understanding the legacy
  • Marxism and Feminist economics

We welcome and encourage people to submit panel proposals. When you do so, please send an abstract of the general theme of the panel together with the abstracts of the individual papers in the panel. For individual paper proposals, it is helpful, although it is not necessary, to indicate the theme (above) to which your paper could contribute. This will help us to compose the panels.