Workshop: Language, Work and Gender
The workshop focuses on the intersection of gender, work and language in processes such as gender discrimination in the workplace or in the recruitment process, equality in employment conditions, and the major continuities and transformations within gender struggles. To provide a nuanced
context for, understanding of and discussion on such processes, the workshop seeks to address both historical and contemporary perspectives on gender, work and/or language in society. These questions serve as focus points for the workshop’s talks and discussions:
- What do we gain from the ’gender’ concept, especially pertaining to language and work research?
- How can we account for gendered practices (in and outside of work contexts) and their impact on social inequality from a research perspective, but also from an activist angle?
- What do we gain from the concept when applying a historical view?
- What are the implications of the way that the gender concept has broadened from primarily feminist research to include LGBTQI research?
9.30-9.45 Arrival and coffee
9.45-10.00 Welcome by Dorte Lønsmann, Mi-Cha Flubacher and Kamilla Kraft
Thematic session: Language, work and gender
10.00-10.50 Sibo Kanobana, University of Ghent: Ethnicity, masculinity and safety. An ethnography among security officers in the Brussels metro Discussant: Jonas Hassemer, University of Vienna
11.05-11.55 Sara Nyssen, University of Ghent: Language and gender in the training of future car workers: an activation program for migrant job seekers in Flanders Discussant: Elisabeth Barakos, Aston University
12.05-12.50 Beatriz Lorente, University of Bern: Linguistic practices and affective labor in the context of transnational domestic work Discussant: Sabine Lehner, University of Vienna
Thematic session: Women in society – historical and contemporary perspectives
14.00-14.45 Sara Louise Muhr, Copenhagen Business School: Feminist Activism and Critique in Academia
14.45-15.30 Henriette Laursen, KVINFO: (preliminary title) Changes and Challenges within Gender Activism
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-16.45 Ana Maria Munar, Copenhagen Business School, & Lulu Anne Hansen, Sydvestjyske Museer: Engaging with Fear: Sounds, Interpretation and Emotion. The case of the Witches Museum in Ribe
16.45-17.45 Panel and general discussion moderated by Dorte Lønsmann, Mi-Cha Flubacher and Kamilla Kraft
Dorte Lønsmann, Copenhagen Business School
Kamilla Kraft, University of Copenhagen
Mi-Cha Flubacher, University of Vienna