Gend006
Gendered realities: old issues, new heritage

Convenors:
Ivana Katarinčić (Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research)
Stream:
Gender and sexuality, media and the visual arts
Location:
A208
Start time:
24 June, 2015 at 10:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

This panel will focus on disclosing some of the relevant gendered realities of the 21st century. The aim of this panel is to interrogate how gender influences identities as performed in everyday realities within a social, historical and cultural context.

Long abstract:

In contemporary academic scholarship, gender is quantitatively (as well as qualitatively) analysed more now than it was a few decades ago. Yet gender-related issues still abound, making gender a central aspect in many fields of contemporary ethnographic research. This panel will therefore focus on disclosing some of the relevant gender realities of the 21st century. The aim of this panel is to interrogate how gender influences identities as performed in everyday realities within a social, historical and cultural context. Questions within this panel concern a wide range of 21st century gender ethnographies, such as: - Can gender be a norm in a certain practices? - Are there normative bodies in terms of profession and gender? - To what extent are certain roles and activities still gendered? - Is there a difference in perception and understanding of gender when discussed from outside as opposed to inside certain communities? - How can gender discourse be influenced by state laws and be analysed within a national discourse? - What happens when gender is disregarded as a category? - Finally, since unequal gender treatment is still a reality, is it utopian to hope that this will change during the 21st century?