BAM Gender in Management SIG
in collaboration with ISBE Gender and Enterprise Network
Think-Space for Gender Theory
University of Loughborough – London (Stratford) campus
27-28 April 2017
(starting 10.00Hrs on 27 April, finishing 15.30Hrs on 28 April)
Social constructionism and constructivism have undoubtedly advanced our thinking about gender. Recently, however, researchers have asked if they can give a full account of gendering. Critical questions include:
- If gender has nothing to do with the body, how do we honour and account for physiological capacities exclusive to people with female reproductive organs like pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause?
- If the body is taboo due to an ontology that centres discourse, how do we talk about bodily implications of gender oppression like pain and violence and material inequalities?
- If ‘women’ is a discursive category devised to oppress, how can we speak of women’s interests and solidarity?
- How do we conceptualise and account for the experiences of transgender, agender, nonbinary people and cis women (assigned female at birth) without acknowledging the body as well as social processes?
- If we are all produced by society’s discourses, how do we theorise women’s agency and a process of emancipation?
In this 2 day ‘Think Space’ combining seminar and workshop formats, the BAM Gender in Management SIG and ISBE’s Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) encourage an inter-disciplinary audience, taking as their springboard a recent Special Issue in the Journal of Critical Realism on gender theory. We aim to:
- Introduce critical realism to gender researchers
- Support constructive debate about the value of critical realism in comparison to social constructionism/vism as an ontology for gender research
- Begin to work with critical realism to think about feminist methodologies/themes
- Explore the implications of applying critical realism to Bourdieu’s theory of practice
- Dr Angela Martinez Dy, Loughborough University London
- Prof Julia Rouse, Manchester Metropolitan University
- Prof John Kitching, Kingston University
- Dr Michiel Van Ingen, London School of Economics
- Dr Elina Meliou, Newcastle University London
- Dr Helen Mussell, Cambridge University
- Dr Dave Elder-Vass, Loughborough University
- BAM/ISBE Member – £100 (incl. dinner)/ £75 (excl. dinner)
- Student BAM/ISBE Members– £80 (incl. dinner)/ £55 (excl. dinner)
- Non- BAM/ISBE Member – £155 (incl. dinner)/ 130 (excl. dinner)
- Non- BAM/ISBE Student Member – £100 (incl. dinner)/ £75 (excl. dinner)
- ECRs who would like to attend but cannot gain support from their institution should contact the workshop organizers. Contact details are included at the end of this message.
We are not offering a day rate as we would like to encourage full participation in the 2-day Think Space. Early Career Researchers who can provide evidence that they are unable to gain institutional support to attend are invited to contact BAM to discuss whether payment of the doctoral fee might be a possibility.
We encourage registration from a range of disciplines and plan to create a space where researchers can consider the implications of critical realism for working for their own research and within or across their disciplinary boundaries.
BAM Members: Log into your account and proceed with the registration for the event.
Non-BAM Members (including ISBE Members): Please follow the steps below:
- Create a Non-BAM Member Account at Stay Informed.
- Complete your registration by emailing Oana at email@example.com calling the BAM office on 020 7383 7770.
If you are not a BAM member and would like to join BAM or find out more about the benefits of being a BAM member, please go to https://www.bam.ac.uk/membership-benefits.
Benefits of Attendance
– Deepening your thinking about the ontology of gender and, in particular, exploring social constructionism/vism, new materialism and critical realism
– Considering how critical realism relates to social theories such as Bourdieu’s theory of practice and to feminist methodologies and themes
– Engage in-depth with a friendly, inter-disciplinary audience
Loughborough University London
Here East 3 Lesney Avenue The Broadcast Centre Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London
E15 2G, UK
Thursday Evening Meal:
Busaba Eathai, Westfield Stratford City
Nearest hotels are Premier Inn Stratford City, Staybridge Suites Westfield or Holiday Inn Stratford City. There are also a number of other hotels on Stratford High Street (Travelodge, another Holiday Inn, and The Westbridge).
BY TUBE: Take the Central Line to Stratford and then walk through the shopping centre to the Waitrose side. You can take the BT Shuttle for free from outside Stratford International by waiting at the lay-by/taxi rank in front of the Premier Inn Stratford City. It comes every 5 mins or so. SEE MAP.
BY BUS: We are at the Here East stop on bus line 388.
BY RAIL: Take the Javelin high speed train from St Pancras 1 stop to Stratford International. This costs about £7 for an anytime round trip ticket
Contact and Registration
For more information about the event please contact:
Dr Angela Martinez Dy firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Julia Rouse J.Rouse@mmu.ac.uk
For general information, please contact Oana Mihut at the BAM Office on +44(0)2073837770, or at email@example.com
Click here to register: https://www.bam.ac.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=3256
Written by GEN co-founder and Associate Chair for Partnership Development, Prof Julia Rouse.
The Global Fund for Women blogged today that ‘It’s worse than we thought’. Yesterday, a photo was released of a group of white men issuing the ‘Global Gagging’ edict that all reproductive clinics supported through US aid that counsel on safe abortion services will lose ALL their funding. Not just funding for abortion services, all the money they rely on to do contraceptive and HIV/AIDS work in areas where – by definition – that help is unavailable, so must be supported through aid. What are these doctors supposed to do – not tell women about their options even when pregnancies are unsafe, desperately unwanted and affordable or the result of abuse?
Simultaneously, the White House website has been stripped of equalities pages, leaving the LGBTI community out in the cold, as well as women. That Trump chose to do this so early into office shows the symbolic value of control of women…
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As 2016 draws to a close, GEN has gone from strength to strength thanks to the dedication of its committee and the support of its members. In this post we would like to share and celebrate some fantastic successes for GEN, and announce some exciting things coming up for 2017.
- ‘Gender and Class at Work’ workshop in March 2016 at the University of Birmingham coordinated by Holly Birkett and Maria Villares (photos above)
- An excellent Gender track at ISBE where we developed international connections, and held a fabulous ‘confreat taster’ in which mid-career scholars contributed some great insight to some grateful early career researchers, and four best paper prizes were awarded to GEN committee members:
Best Research & Knowledge Exchange paper 2016: Beyond the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Mixed Embeddedness Approaches: a Review and Research Agenda
Annabell Gast | Natalia Vershinina | Kassa Woldesenbet Beta
Gender and Enterprise: Gendered Language and Student Entrepreneurship Course Choice in Universities: A Cross-Cultural Analysis
Jan Warhuus | Sally Jones
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Realities: Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship Research and Best Conference Paper 2016: Not as easy as it looks: Digital entrepreneurship, the great leveller?
Angela Martinez Dy | Lee Martin | Susan Marlow
17th- 18th July 2017
Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester
The Gender and Enterprise Network (GEN) invites both new and more established scholars to attend a forthcoming ‘Confreat’ (conference/retreat) on 17th and 18th of July 2017 at the Sylvia Pankhurst Gender Research Center, Manchester Metropolitan University.
The primary focus of this event is to participants to develop working papers for a conference or journal publication. This will mainly take place through feedback on papers and guidance from a prestigious team of established entrepreneurship academics, with both qualitative and quantitative research backgrounds.
During the two-day event, participants will:
- Receive personalised feedback and guidance on their working papers.
- Reflect upon the theoretical contributions of their research in the area of gender and
- Learn how to write successful grant applications.
- Engage with a unique network of internationally recognised scholars as well as early career researchers in the area of gender and entrepreneurship.
Plans are in the works for an exciting Gender Theory event organised by Prof Julia Rouse and Dr Angela Martinez Dy, featuring a number of well regarded critical realist gender theorists, to be held at Loughborough University London in April 2017. Watch this space!