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3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)
full name / name of organization:
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net
3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State
Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Call for Presentations:
These sorts of questions lie at the centre of this project, which explores the issue of sexual citizenship and its terms of belonging and exclusion. We wish to critically engage with the ways in which proper sexual citizenship, or “erotic civility”, and sex crime, or “erotic incivility”, have been articulated and regulated, in a manner that moves beyond simple disciplinary attentions to policy, social norms and values. The terrain of sex Law, its prohibitions and its sanctions, will be examined with a particular focus on the dual function of the Law, its normative and its executive functions, which define the parameters of good erotic citizenship while policing the “erotically uncivil”, by intervening in instances of deviation from normative erotic civility.
We also wish to make central the issue of Ethics and examine its role in guiding prohibitions, permissions and regulations of different sexual conduct and sexualities, to flesh out the complex ways states and social institutions regulate sexual conduct in contemporary societies. Specifically we aim to explore the ways in which the Law and other forms of regulation have been used to police and repress desire and pleasure, and the ways in which such prohibitions and regulations have been changed, subverted, challenged or transgressed.
Proposals, papers, presentations, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:
1. Sex Crime and the Law
2. Sex Law and Its Agencies
3. Ethics and the Principles of Sexual Conduct
4. Sex Law and Regulating Desire
5. Sex Crime and Its Agents
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme.
In order to support and encourage interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary engagement, it is our intention to create the possibility of starting dialogues between the parallel events running during this conference.
What to send:
a) author(s), b) affiliation as you would like it to appear in programme, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 keywords.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
The conference is part of the Gender and Sexuality programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference must be in English and will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s). All publications from the conference will require editors, to be chosen from interested delegates from the conference.
Inter-Disciplinary.Net believes it is a mark of personal courtesy and professional respect to your colleagues that all delegates should attend for the full duration of the meeting. If you are unable to make this commitment, please do not submit an abstract for presentation.
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Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or subsistence.