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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellows' Seminar - Ethics of Care: The Gendering of Hope

16th December 2019, 13:00 to 14:00, Seminar Room, Institute of Advanced Study, Professor Lia Bryant (University of South Australia)

Abstract

Feminist scholarship has focused on the possibilities of hope and affect in relation to macro social change for women and the futures of feminism; there remains a significant under theorisation of hope in relation to gender in daily life. This seminar presentation will focus on work in progress for Professor Bryant's book, The Gendering of Hope: Rural Women and Carescapes. She will explore the question: in what ways are acts of hope and affects, emotions and feelings of hope gendered? To theorise the gendering of hope Professor Bryant will be drawing on a case study that focuses on rural carescapes such as volunteering, social entrepreneurship and activist campaigns to prevent farmer suicide. Professor Bryant aims to understand how gendered relations of care and hope operate, are mediated and shape imagined futures or movements toward emergent futures.

Places are limited and so any academic colleagues or students interested in attending a seminar should register online in advance to reserve a place. Places will be confirmed within 48 hours of receipt (subject to availability). Alternatively please contact the Institute in advance to reserve a place.

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.