Film screening Women Against the Pit Closures followed by a talk by Florence Anderson, key organiser of women’s activism during the 1984-5 strike .
The event is free and will start at 6.30, before the Miners’ Gala on Friday 13 July.
For more information and bookings, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0191 384 4399.
The Young Sexualities Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
17 September 2012
For details click here: YS Conf CFP final
Abstract: Jo Brewis and Kat Riach will present a theory of gendered transitions in professionals’ narratives of growing up. In the transition from adolescence to adulthood, the labour market has been cited as a key influence on individual trajectories, both on a macro level, with economic conditions often affecting educational or employment opportunities, and at a local level where employment experiences are shown to shape attitudes, beliefs and aspirations. It is therefore surprising that as yet organizational life itself has yet to be understood through the gendering effects of transitional symbols or rituals associated with ‘becoming adult’. Their paper explores how traditional conceptions of growing up inform the trajectories of both men and women in the UK financial industry through an in-depth case study of a hedge fund company. They argue that developing the concept of ‘adulting’ as a socio-cultural phenomenon demonstrates the pervasiveness of gender scripts infiltrating various facets of working life which in their turn influence career expectations, pathways and possibilities.
Places are limited to 100 for this event so book early!
Dear Colleagues and fellow PGRs ,
I hope this finds you well!
I would hereby like to invite you to an open discussion around the topic of ‘Academia and Political Involvement’, specifically related to the research conducted by people in the Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities’, taking place at the Marriot hotel Durham (meeting at reception) on Monday, 2nd July at 1pm (for lunch or simply coffee).
A lot of the research done within the centre can be seen as having direct impact on practice settings and policy-making- but should it? What is our role, as academics or aspiring academics, in relation to the people we research and the discoveries we make or structures we disclose in relation to Sex, Gender and Sexualities? Are we obligated to actively seeking political involvement in relation to LGBT issues and Gender issues or should our academic work take a different, stand-alone role ?
Please, note that this is simply an internal and informal event to gauge interest in this area, at this point, but can be developed if a sufficient number of colleagues wish to do so.
If you are interested in coming along to this, please simply send me an e-mail, so I can book a table at the Marriot if necessary, but it is also ok to spontaneously come along !
Eric Christian G. Baumgartner is a Doctoral Researcher at Durham University (SASS)