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OPEN CALL: V Simpósio Gênero e Políticas Públicas – GT 07 Gênero, Deficiência e Políticas Públicas

The general call for VI Simpósio Gênero e Políticas Públicas is open! The symposium will be held at Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil, on May28-30, 2020.

The GT 07 – Gênero, Deficiência e PolíticasPúblicas will be coordinated by Helena Fietz (PPGAS/UFRGS) and Anahí Guedes de Mello (UFSC).

The deadline for submissions is February 10, 2020.

GT 07 – Gênero, deficiências e políticas públicas

Coordenação:
Anahi Guedes de Melo (UFSC)
Helena Fietz (UFRGS)

Resumo: Nos últimos anos tem crescido no país os Estudos sobre Deficiência, campo interdisciplinar que se propõe a pensar a experiência da deficiência contestando modelos biomédicos hegemônicos. A deficiência passa a ser vista como um marcador social da diferença, uma experiência corporificada que se dá em determinado contexto sócio-histórico. Trabalhos de teóricas feministas ampliaram o alcance do modelo social da deficiência da primeira geração, incluindo as questões generificadas dessa experiência. No Brasil, desde meados dos anos 2000, estudiosas da deficiência vêm apontado para a importância de que os estudos sobre gênero e sexualidades abordem também a dimensão da deficiência. Do mesmo modo, destacam como os estudos sobre a deficiência não podem deixar de considerar sua articulação com o gênero. Diante da necessidade de se ampliar o debate acerca da interseccionalidade entre deficiência, gênero, sexualidade, classe e raça, o presente GT se propõe a acolher trabalhos que abordem estas intersecções, ou que dialoguem com os seguintes eixos temáticos: a) Políticas de cuidado; b) Masculinidades e deficiência; c) Feminilidades e deficiência; d) A participação de mulheres com deficiência nos movimentos feministas; e) Sexualidades e deficiência; f) Direitos reprodutivos e deficiência; g) Deficiência e teorias queer e crip; e h) Políticas públicas para pessoas com deficiência.

OPEN CALL: EASST + 4S 2020 – Pa 86 Infrastructures of Care: Disability, Autonomy, Inter/Dependencies

The general call for EASST + 4S 2020 is open! The joint conference will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, on August 18-21, 2020.

ThePanel 86 – Infrastructures of Care: Disability, Autonomy, Inter/Dependencies will be coordinated by Laura Mauldin (University of Connecticut), Helena Fietz (PPGAS/UFRGS) and Emily Rogers (New York University).

The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2020.

Panel 86. Infrastructures of Care: Disability, Autonomy, Inter/Dependencies

Laura Mauldin, University of Connecticut; Helena Moura Fietz, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS; Emily Rogers, New York University

Engaging with recent STS and feminist technoscience scholars interested in “thinking with care” (Puig de la Bella Casa, 2011;2015;2017; Murphy, 2015), this open panel invites scholars working across disability studies and STS to critically interrogate care and autonomy. Across disability activism and the sociology of science, technology, and medicine is a critique of institutions and institutionalization. Implicit in this research is the virtue of autonomy: one should have agency to direct one’s life, live according to one’s preference, and be held accountable for one’s decisions. Care, however, is often associated with facets of dependency and stigmatized. Nonetheless, recent work in feminist disability studies beckons us to critically examine care (e.g., Piepzna-Samarasinha 2018), and STS scholars have noted that the notion of “patient autonomy” is itself determined by upstream decision-making and care infrastructures (Mol 2008). The goal of this panel is to consider what STS and disability studies might gain from taking up care as an infrastructure that does not render “autonomy” as a static virtue, but instead suggests a shifting and dynamic sociotechnical terrain. What emerging worlds flourish within such sociotechnical systems of care? We invite case studies on how infrastructures transform care relations, altering configurations of autonomy and/or inter/dependency in the process, in a variety of cultural contexts. What do we mean when we talk about autonomy in the context of sociotechnical systems of care?  How does an STS perspective trouble notions of care taken up in feminist scholarship and/or disability studies?

Contact: [email protected]
Keywords: disability, care, interdependence, autonomy
Categories: Medicine and Healthcare Gender/Sexuality/Feminist STS

WORKSHOP: ‘Living with Disabilities in the Global South’

UCL Anthropology will be hosting a half-day workshop featuring anthropological research on lived experiences of Disability covering a vast number of contexts throughout the Global South. The goal of the half-day event is to foster discussion and further develop our burgeoning collaborative network of anthropologists working on questions of disability and alterity.

We invite teaching and research staff as well as doctoral candidates and postgraduates with an interest in attending to get in touch with Kelly Fagan Robinson ([email protected]).

Sahra Gibbon (UCL) will introduce the day as well as the aims of the British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship ‘Living with Disabilities’ project

Presenters include:
Nora Groce, UCL
Julia Sauma, Goldsmiths,
Patrice Schuch, UFRGS
Patrick McKearney, University of Cambridge
Valeria Aydos, UFRGS
Annelies Kusters, Heriot Watt
Helena Fietz, UFRGS

Chair: Kelly Fagan Robinson, UCL/University of Cambridge

Further information:
‘Living with Disabilities in the Global South’
half-day workshop at the Institute of Advanced Studies 3rd of February from 2pm-5pm
Common Ground, Institute of Advanced Studies, South Wing, UCL. BSL INTERPRETED
(Part of the British Academy Advanced Newton Fellowship two-year collaboration between UCL and UFRGS, Porto Alegre Brazil)