UPDATE: The Ethics of Feminist Coalitional Politics (1/10/07; SGES, 2/15/07-2/17/07)

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  The Ethics of Feminist Coalitional Politics
  The Second Wave of Feminism invested in many different areas as a means to achieve women's liberation. Many mainstream feminists ignored differences among women as a means for unification creating, in those not recognized as middle-class, heterosexual, and white, the need to speak back in a more specific arena and giving birth to the notion of identity politics. The ethical implications of both these approaches to gender equality still raise questions today: How can coalitional politics remain both specific and global in its reach? Does organizing under the banner of coalitional politics negate/ignore specific veins of feminism? Are today's feminists more aware of differences among women? How might feminism better negotiate the conflict between identity politics and coalitional politics?
  The Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State University is asking for twenty minute presentations that focus on any of these questions as well as speak back to other academic and public fields (gender, race, science, technology, religion, art, history, philosophy, politics, etc.). The conference is inclusive and also welcomes creative interpretations of the topic.
  Please submit proposals for 15 minute papers to asu2007symp_at_yahoo.com by January 10, 2007.
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Received on Mon Dec 11 2006 - 18:26:25 EST