Gender and Emancipation. Second International Convention of the Gender Institute

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- the scientific program, with abstracts
- the cultural program

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Videos : Plenary Lectures and interviews

How to think, how to observe emancipation from a gender perspective? What exactly is emancipation from, and how? What are the practical and political conditions for collective emancipation?
The #Meetoo movement, the 50th anniversary of May 1968, feminist and LGBTQI mobilisations, intersectional demands, the various uses made by political actors of gender "equality", give particular topicality to the idea of emancipation.
While the idea of emancipation has a rich history, particularly in the history of women, gender and sexuality, it has tended to fade behind the related ideas of liberation, subversion, voice, autonomy, empowerment and agency. How can we rethink it today? How can it be articulated with these different notions? Towards which particular forms of liberation does the idea of emancipation point?
In a globalized context, studies on the intersectionality of the logics of domination, the postcolonial, care, vulnerability, multicultural; research on discrimination; and criticism of universalism, are leading to new questions about emancipation within gender studies.
We will also explore the different means of emancipation - through work, political action, bodily practices, migration, family recomposition, speaking out and entering the public, political and media arena, artistic and literary creation, criticism of knowledge, etc. - and the different ways in which they are achieved. More broadly still, the diversity of interpretations of emancipation will be analysed. The contours and limits of the notion can be questioned according to the cultural and historical context.
Finally, is it necessary today to emancipate oneself from gender? Or is gender itself a tool for emancipation?