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Exploiting justice. Processes, Performances and Politics - ett multi/interdisciplinärt symposium

Seminar

Justice is a multifaceted concept, in a western context often related to the view on individuals as valued equally and the statement that all human beings should be treated equally. Much of the rhetoric, policy, legislation, practical action, and theoretical perspective on justice are anchored in a human rights framework. Theoretical presumptions on justice impact the understanding of what justice is or should be, and how justice can or should be reached.

When?
27 October, 12-8 pm and 28 October, 9 am-6.30 pm

Where?
Venue: E 44, Malmstenssalen and Hyllan, School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg
Guide by numbers: Outside the Police house, Ernst Fontells plats, 411 40 Göteborg

What?
Justice is a multifaceted concept, in a western context often related to the view on individuals as valued equally and the statement that all human beings should be treated equally. Much of the rhetoric, policy, legislation, practical action, and theoretical perspective on justice are anchored in a human rights framework. Theoretical presumptions on justice impact the understanding of what justice is or should be, and how justice can or should be reached.

Scholars within gender studies have analysed and questioned these presumptions, as well
as the political and legal manifestations of justice, and reflected on the many ways of understanding justice in relation to gender. Several of the different ways of understanding gender justice can be structured around two main aspects, gender justice as a question of identity and recognition, and gender justice as a question of rights and responsibilities and of distribution of these between men and women. During the last decades, this way of thinking gender justice based on a binary structure in which women and men are put in two separate categories has been challenged by queer theory and intersectional perspectives. This has at undermined, at least theoretically, the distinction women/men as well as it has shed light on the interplay between other aspects like class, sexuality, ethnicity, race, function and more.

How?
Five main themes will be explored: migration, education, the city as a space for (in)justice,
health and historiography. The themes will be exploited by a multidisciplinary group of scholars from a gender perspective. Panel discussions, city walking, film and conversations will be used to exploit justice as a concept, idea, practice, rhetoric, political and legal norm, with impact on almost everything. The design of the discussions can be of various kinds and is open for the participants to decide.

Who?
Everyone with interest in multi/interdisciplinary discussions on Exploiting Justice - Processes, Performances and Politics.

Registration
Participation is free but you must register no later than 15th October, by sending an email to Charlotte.benninge@genus.gu.se. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, allergies or special considerations! If you want to participate in Guide by Numbers (12-12.45 October 27), please let us know that as well.

Date & hour: 10/27/2016 at 12:00 PM till 10/28/2016 at 6:30 PM

Categories: Social Sciences

Organizer: Centrum för genusforskning (GIG)

Location: E 44, Malmsten, and Hyllan, School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg

Additional information:
ExploitingJusticeProgrameng.pdf
ExploitingJusticeProgram.pdf

Last day of registration: 10/24/2016 at. 12:00 PM.

Contact person: Charlotte Benninge

Registration is closed for this event

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