The Congress theme, “@ the edge” describes the history of feminist scholarship, its needs and potentialities, (as the call suggests) “to centre the periphery both institutionally and socially, testing the boundaries of disciplines, promoting innovative thinking, seeking relevance to both local and global communities, and committing to engaged scholarship and knowledge mobilization.” The theme shares feminist concerns with “challenges of inequality, the need for inclusivity, … the acceptance of diversity [and] … intentional solutions that will address the diverse marginalizations” of women still located at the edges where some individuals and groups are creatively inventing new ways. Some scholars argue that after 20 years of accelerated but largely invisible new forms of patriarchy, feminists are even more @ the edge. At last year’s CSA session on feminist potentialities and solidarities in the academy, communities, and social movements which highlighted indigenous feminist research, community-based research and integrative feminist research, diverse participants began a profound and innovative discussion that encouraged calls for another session. This session invites presentations that continue and deepen feminist understandings and that bring diverse feminist perspectives and experiences to this discussion of the challenges and relevance of feminist social analysis in varied contexts.
Session Code: Fem1
Session Co-chairs: Christine St. Peter (CRIAW) and Marleny Bonnycastle (CASWE)
This session is co-sponsored by the following associations;
- Canadian Committee on Women’s History/ Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes (CCWF/CCHF –part of CHA/SHC)
- Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education/Association canadienne pour l’étude sur les femmes et l’éducation (CASWE /ACÉFÉ)
- Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/Institut canadien de recherche sur les femmes (CRIAW/ICREF)