Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences Book Launch
Education Studies, University of Warwick – Book Launch/Webinar Invitation
Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production: Contesting Concepts at Conferences (Routledge, 2020)
by Emily F. Henderson
16th July 2020, 10:00-12:00 UK time (GMT+1), on Teams (here)
You are cordially invited to the book/launch webinar.
About the book: Gender, Definitional Politics and ‘Live’ Knowledge Production
Waking up to the reactivity of concepts, to their myriad possibilities for signification, to the range and strength of affective responses they provoke, can happen at any time, in any place. Conceptual contestations shake up the comfortably consolidated foundations of sociological knowledge production, but they also have consequences for the ways in which lives are understood, researched and legislated for. This book is dedicated to exploring the definitional politics which surround the concept of gender in ‘live’ knowledge production. While conferences remain an under-researched phenomenon, this volume places conference knowledge production under the spotlight; conferences, in particular national women’s studies association conferences in the UK, the US and India, are explored as sites where definitional politics play out. The cumulative theorisation of ‘live’ conceptual knowledge production that is developed throughout the book draws on established constructs such as performativity, citationality, intersectionality, materiality and events, but works with them in combination in a new, unique way. The book as a whole calls for more attention to be paid to conceptual knowledge production, so as to make more space for potentially transformative conceptual change.
MA Global Education and International Development student, Robyn Shreeve, has had a version of one of their essays published in the journal 'Compare'. This is a fantastic achievement, well done Robyn!
Read an article in Chemistry World referencing Emily Henderson's work on conferences.
Assistant Professor Emily Henderson has been interviewed for an article for the Times Higher Education entitled 'Conference organisers urged to take action against harassment'. You can read the full interview here