Studying gender and sexuality psychosocially: Dialogue across perspectives, 15 May 2012

Studying gender and sexuality psychosocially: Dialogue across perspectives

Tuesday 15 May 2012, 10:00-16:40

The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Location: Michael Young Building 1,2 & 3

Map and Directions:


This event brings together people who are studying gender and sexuality from a variety of psychosocial perspectives. There have been a number of events recently considering ‘new femininities’, ‘sexualisation’, ‘girlhood’ and other related topics, but few have explicitly focused on what different theoretical positions have to offer these areas. These topics are of great psychosocial interest because the key tension throughout the work is that between structure and agency.

During this seminar a number of perspectives will be offered during the morning (psychoanalytic, phenomenological, Deleuzian, discursive, critical realist, etc.) in two panels of presentations. In the afternoon, two facilitated workshops will give attendees the chance to bring their own theoretical perspectives to bear on data in this field. Finally, responses to the day will be offered by some key writers in this area.


10:00-10:15       Introductions: Meg Barker and Ros Gill

10:15-11.45       Panel 1: Valerie Walkerdine, Jessica Ringrose, EmmaRenold & Gabrielle Ivinson

11:45-13:15       Panel 2: Mark Carrigan, Feona Attwood, DarrenLangdridge

13:15-14:00       Lunch

14:00-15:00       Workshop 1: Working psychosocially with participant data – led by Ester McGeeney

15:00-16:00       Workshop 2: Working psychosocially existing data – led by Laura Harvey

15:45-16:30       Responses: Ros Gill, Gail Lewis, Kesi Mahendran, Meg Barker

Registration: Please e-mail if you would like to attend.

If you have any queries please contact Sarah Batt, Research Secretary, Tel: 01908 654704.  Convenor: Meg Barker

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