NEWCASTLE SEXGEN SEMINAR: May 30th, 2014, Transforming Citizenships?

We are now taking bookings for our fourth sexgen event which is taking place on the 30th of May, 2014, in the University of Newcastle. The event is entitled Transforming Citizenships? and has a wonderful line-up of speakers.

The relationship between sexuality, gender and citizenship, and the construction of concepts of sexual and intimate citizenship, has become an important field of inquiry across a number of disciplines. How have transformations in citizenship in arising from social and legislative change advancing LGBT equalities initiatives impacting on these debates? What are the limitations to current conceptualisations of sexual/intimate citizenship? This seminar  explores some of the key contemporary issues that cut across citizenship studies and social and political theory more broadly, including processes of normalisation and the production of  new ‘others’,  the disciplinary requirements of citizenship (the costs of recognition) and the ways in which majorities/minorities are constructed in relation to one another.

The event page is here (registration is open) and will be updated with information as we go along.

Don’t forget that you can still sign up for the seminar in Leeds on the 24th April. It is entitled: Cultural Praxis and the Reimagining of Gendered and Sexual Lives.

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