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January 2018

The Feminist Seminar

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Inaugural Roundtable: “What To Do With Gender? A Feminist Conversation with Melissa Milkie, Cynthia Cranford, Jerry Flores, and Hae Yeon Choo” What do we do when we want to make gender analysis salient in our research? In the era of intersectionality and gender mainstreaming, what does it mean to focus on gender as a central analytic? When gender is not front and centre in some of our work, could it still be feminist research? As feminist sociologists who study gender…

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Joint Workshop: Feminist Seminar/Race, Ethnicity and Immigration Workshop

January 18 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Rm 41 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario (ON) M5S 2J4 Canada
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Jessica Stallone (MA student, Department of Sociology) “The (In)Visibility of Muslim Women: Complex Negotiations and Navigations for Muslim Women Who Veil and those Who Don't” Discussant: TBA

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Community Screening of The Remants (공동정범) & Panel with Documentary Filmmaker Min Sook Lee and Anthropologist Jesook Song

January 20 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1J5 Canada
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Title: The Remnants 공동정범 Directors: Kim Il-rhan, Lee Hyuk-sang Genre: Documentary Production: Korea 2016 Running time: 116 min (panel and open Q&A will follow screening) Doors Open: 2:15pm Screening Starts: 2:30pm Audio: Korean (with English subtitles) *Open to Public; Tickets are free of charge (please click the button below to be taken to eventbrite page) In January 20, 2009, a commercial building in Yongsan, a central district of Seoul, South Korea, erupted into flames. It was during a police crackdown of the building’s tenants-turned-evictees who were staging a protest…

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Toronto Theory Workshop

January 24 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rm 247 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J4 Canada
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Alicia Eads (University of Toronto Sociology Post-Doctoral Scholar), “Saving Banks but not Homeowners: cultural meaning in crisis policymaking") Discussants: Kim Pernell, Gabe Menard Abstract: Why did policymakers not intervene to stabilize the housing market during the recent economic crisis in the U.S.? Research on policymaking tends to take the policymaking problem as given, and seeks to explain policymaking by the constraining and constitutive forces of organizational and institutional structures. However, when economic shocks disrupt the reproductive nature of such structures,…

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February 2018

SSHRC Insight Development Grant final deadline

February 2
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Insight Development Grants support research in its initial stages. The grants enable the development of new research questions, as well as experimentation with new methods, theoretical approaches and/or ideas. Funding is provided for short-term research development projects, of up to two years, proposed by individuals or teams. Within the Insight Development Grants funding opportunity, funding is available for two distinct categories of scholars: emerging scholars and established scholars. Emerging scholars: This funding supports high-quality research projects by emerging scholars to…

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Tri-Campus Meeting

February 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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All campus faculty meeting to discuss ongoing issues.  Specific agenda items to follow.

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Feminist Seminar

February 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 41 Sociology, 725 Spadina Ave.
Toronto, Ontario (ON) M5S 2J4 Canada
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On February 14, Sharmila Rudrappa, is coming to the department colloquium, and we are hosting a Feminist Salon that evening to have a more in-depth discussion about feminist ethnography and global fieldwork, and to celebrate a feminist valentine’s day! Sharmila Rudrappa is a professor of sociology and the Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, and has written a fascinating book, Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India (New York University Press, 2015) based on her extensive fieldwork in India. Judy Taylor is…

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Feminist Seminar

February 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Feminist Seminar: February 28, 2018 (Wed) 2-4pm (Please note the date change from Feb 21 to Feb 28, due to the reading week) Authors: Anna C. Korteweg (U of Toronto) and Gökçe Yurdakul (Humboldt University) Title: Feminism and LGBTQ Rights in Refugee Politics: Drawing Boundaries and Borders through the Gendered Racialization of Muslim Masculinities Discussant: Robert Diaz (Gender and Women’s Studies Institute, U of Toronto) Abstract. Feminist and LGBTQ rights are increasingly co-opted in public and political debates regarding the…

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Toronto Theory Workshop

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada
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Sida Liu, "Between social spaces" Discussants: Ellen Berry Ioana Sendriou Abstract: For more than a century, sociologists have imagined society as spaces. By the early 21st century, field theory seems to have become the dominant approach for studying social spaces. Yet Bourdieu’s field theory has a curious blind spot, namely, the relationship between social spaces. Although he used extensively the concept of “homology” to describe the structural isomorphism across fields, Bourdieu had not taken seriously the spaces between fields or…

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March 2018

Colloquium: Rachel Margolis, Older Adults without Close Kin in the US and China

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Rm 240 Sociology, 725 Spadina
Toronto, ON M5S2J4 Canada

Kin are some of the most important members of the social networks of older adults in many contexts. Many studies find that the sizes of people’s social networks decline during older ages, primarily through the loss of friend, coworker and acquaintance ties, leading older adults with networks dominated by kin. Demographic and social changes in marriage, divorce, and fertility suggest a stark contrast in the pool of family members that contemporary older adults might rely on for instrumental, emotional and…

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