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The Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts (SSLA), in collaboration with DePaul University, will be conducting the second edition of the International Gender Conference on the 7th and 8th of February 2020. The conference will be held at the SSLA Campus, Viman Nagar (near Pune International Airport). Taking forward from last year’s successful conference which tackled the theme of Women in Urban Spaces, IGC 2020 will address the theme 'Identity: Breaking Ground'.
A multitude of disciplines define the term ‘identity’ in the context of their own knowledge base through terms rooted in the experience, accounts and evidence that is unique to each of them. Identity can be understood as a concept, a framework, determinant, a restriction, appealing to the context that it finds itself used in. The world politics in the present day has been organized around defined identities - a nexus of socio-economic and political structures, norms, and responses. With speedy globalization, digital growth, rise in violence, and construction of new cultural meanings how one defines and contextualizes identity is questionable. Gender plays an important role in defining and contextualizing identities. This conference attempts to understand the way gender is experienced against the backdrop of burgeoning urbanity fuelled by industrialist-capitalist modernity and by post modernity resulting from globalization. Along with the growing need to consume, compete, and develop, a form of alienation is enveloping the society in a global order that does not nurture, but only squeezes, so as to ensure the survival of the fittest. Broad themes for the conference are as follows:
Culture and Identity: Power structures and Gender Relations
Culture is the all-pervading social construct that defines our sense of morality, collective consciousness and perception. Gender works in conjunction with other influential elements such as class, caste, religion, education and political behaviour. The societal definitions of these normative concepts may be deemed to be either fit or unfit in accordance with variant cultural codes. Therefore, it becomes imperative to understand gender not ‘as is’ in a definitional sense, but how it becomes operative within particular cultural contexts, driven by peculiar cultural, socio-economic and political forces embedded in how individuals function within that cultural space. Conversations that address the complex entanglement of gender, culture and power will be the focus of this track.
Consumption and Changing Identities: Influence of industry and globalization
This track attempts to assimilate the force of movements that shape the age of globalization, with an understanding that identity across the spectrum derives from, and contributes to the global network today. This track will include conversations on the power of media, advertisement and social movements that has shaped the market economy, consumerism, social behaviors and its implications on gender.
Power, Rights and Policy intersections with Gender
This track will discuss frameworks that recognizes the multiple aspects of social categorization and identity that combine, overlap and intersect in our lives and experiences, such as class, race and gender, and that compound and exacerbate oppression and marginalization of an individual or a group. It also challenges us to expand our understanding of gender beyond binaries (woman/man, femininity/masculinity). Adopting an intersectional approach allows us to identify and address complex contexts, and formulate strategies to best meet the needs of those intended to benefit from initiatives. Conversations around gender integration including legislation, policies or programmes, will be a focus of this track.
The registration charge for IGC 2020 is Rs. 500 (for both the days)
The registration charges will take care of participation in the conference, lunch and tea on both days of conference as well as dinner on Day 1.
On the spot registrations also available.
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