Hosted by the Cultural Transformation Research Program & the Research Group Participatory Culture
Venue: Nobelparken, building 1485, room 123 (Nobelsalen)
Friday, August 24th, 2018
Followed by CT Summer Gathering (Research Program Meeting)
Thanks to the #MeToo and the #TimesUp movements, sexual harassment in the workplace has gained attention worldwide. The workshop offers a platform to present ongoing research and encourages to move beyond simplistic ideas of female/male gendered binaries. As Judith Butler recently argued:
discrimination on the basis of gender is not always the same as discrimination against women. Many people who do not conform to gender norms — masculine or feminine — suffer from discrimination and violence, and that form of gender discrimination cannot be explained by the framework of masculine domination. And discrimination on the basis of race, immigrant status, religion, and sexuality, all have to be understood as part of the present climate of reactionary politics.
In critically engaging with the complex facets of discrimination, sexism, and harassment, this workshop wants to take the debate from the global into the local, including our own working environment, and using our own experiences to connect to the bigger movement. Moreover, we would like to move beyond debate and apply a more activist approach – can our workshop generate any concrete transformative actions?