Queering the City, Transatlantic Perspectives

Published on 23 July 2020 par Institut du genre

Having had to postpone its Queering The City conference to a yet unconfirmed future time, the organizing committee has decided to start the publication process based on the original programming. This call for paper aims to rally more authors for a publication scheduled in 2021.
Part of the event originally planned in June 2020 are currently scheduled on October 2 and 9 2020, COVID permitting – to be announced in September

To ask what produces social relationships in urban space today, and how social relationships produce space and place, is to affirm that the connection between society and space is a two-way street. If space is the product of social relations, then conversely — according to Henri Lefebvre’s triad of “lived, conceived and perceived space” — space, far from being the passive receptacle of social forces, structures and contributes to the reproduction but also challenges social relations. We will then raise the more specific question of the relationship between gender/sex/race and space. In an urban space marked by social relationships, is it possible to resist and "queer" the city? If we understand the term "queer" as Kath Browne does in “Challenging Queer Geographies”: “operating beyond powers and controls that enforce normativity5", then "queering the city" implies redrawing, reconceptualizing, rethinking and remapping to remake bodies, spaces and geographies.

Deadline for abstracts: September 20, 2020
Deadline for articles: October 30, 2020.

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