Nov 112013
 
Schedule and Location: Wednesday, May 28 3:30pm-5:00pm Vallee-300

Primary Session Category: Feminist Studies
Session Code: Fem1-A
Session Format: Regular (Presentations and Discussion)

Session Description:

Using a feminist lens, each of these papers addresses issues of the raced, gendered and sexualized discourses transmitted by the media, and the media’s difficulty in articulating the complex intersectional nature of gender, equity and rights. 

Co-sponsored by:

Canadian Association for Social Work Education (CASWE/ACFTS)
Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education (CASWE/ACEFE)
Canadian Committee on Women’s History (CCWS/CCHF)
Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA/ACSP)
Canadian Sociology Association (CSA/SCS)
Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes (WGSRF)
Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women (CRIAW/ICREF)

Session Organizers:

  • Linda Christiansen-Ruffman, St. Mary’s University, Sociology and Criminology, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/ Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes, lindacruffman@yahoo.ca
  • Ann Denis, University of Ottawa, Sociology and Anthropology, Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women/ Institut canadien de recherches sur les femmes
  • Marleny M. Bonnycastle, Canadian Association for Social Work Education/Association canadienne pour la formation en travail social
  • Lisa Starr, Canadian Association for the Study of Women and Education/Association canadienne pour l’étude sur les femmes et l’éducation
  • Magda Fahrni, Canadian Committee on Women’s History/ Comité canadien de l’histoire des femmes
  • Tammy Findlay, Women’s Program Organizer, Canadian Political Science Association/Association canadienne de science politique
  • Marie Lovrod, Women and Gender Studies et Recherches Féministes 

Chair: Ann Denis, University of Ottawa, adenis@uottawa.ca

Presenters:

1.     Funke Oba  

Feminism Advancing Masculinities Evolution: A Critical Theoretical and Discursive Analysis of Black Masculinity Discourses

2.     Rishma Johal   

 Feminists and the Image of Women in the Media

3.     Rebecca Collins-Nelsen, Julie Gouweloos  

Feminist Intersectionality Meets Public Discourse: York University and the Balance of Rights

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