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>From: Jennifer Askey <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: Women in German, Oct 2005
>
>Deconstructing Whiteness: German Studies in a Global
>Context
>
>This panel seeks to explore and interrogate gendered
>constructions of and intellectual debates around
>whiteness in German-language contexts. We welcome
>paper proposals in the following three areas:
>
>    1. Representations: How has whiteness been gendered
>in arenas such as cultural production, public policy,
>and border regimes?
>    2. Intellectual debates: What national or
>international dialogues and debates are taking place
>around gender and whiteness in the German speaking
>context?
>    3. Notions of whiteness/whiteness studies. How are
>notions of whiteness useful or problematic research
>tools? What potential feminist inquiries do notions of
>whiteness enable? Foreclose?
>
>In all three areas we are interested in how these
>questions are inflected by international or global
>contexts such as colonialism, imperialism,
>globalization, migration, etc. We encourage papers to
>investigate in what ways whiteness may express itself
>in culturally-specific ways (e.g. are there, for
>example, specifically German or even, say, Bavarian,
>expressions of whiteness?), in what ways whiteness in
>German-language contexts may also draw upon
>transnational (e.g. European in contrast to North
>American) or even global discourses of whiteness.
>Papers might also wish to explore what functions
>whiteness performs in different contexts (e.g. in the
>U.S. whiteness served to create solidarity among white
>immigrants vis-a-vis people of color).
>
>Please submit paper proposals by March 15th, 2005 to
>all three panel organizers:
>
>Sara Lennox
>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>and
>Encarnacion Gutierrez Rodriguez
>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>and
>Beverly Weber
>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>
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