Call for Abstracts - Gender, Work & Organisation

By sylviahammond, 25 September, 2011

Source: BUIRA

 Call for Abstracts

Gender, Work and Organization, 7th international interdisciplinary conference

Women’s Organising: Groups by Women, for Women, about Women

Date:                     27 to 29 June 2012
Venue:                 Keele University, UK

Deadline:             1 October 2011


Stream Convenors:

  • Nicole Avdelidou-Fischer, Queen Mary, University of London, ENGLAND
  • Gill Kirton, Queen Mary, University of London, ENGLAND
  • Lesha (B.M.) Witmer, Steering Committee Women for Water Partnership, and Chair Women and Labour Market Foundation, NETHERLANDS

 This stream responds to the need for a greater appreciation of the forms that women’s separate organising takes in different historical and socio-political contexts. We invite contributions of a theoretical as well as empirical nature, and work–in–progress, that document how women come together to attain a common purpose, explore their modes of organising and evaluate their tactics and outcomes. While framing this stream, we used the expression “no man's land” as our theoretical springboard literally since we’re dealing with women-only groups, however, metaphorically it is a term for land that is often the subject of dispute between parties that leave it unoccupied due to fear or uncertainty. The term was originally used to define a contested territory or a neutral (and therefore safe) zone. Accordingly, we encourage writers to think creatively about what a women’s group can be, and we welcome inter-organisational, inter-cultural, and inter-generational comparisons.


Abstracts of approximately 500 words (ONE page, Word document NOT PDF, single spaced, excluding references, no header, footers or track changes) are invited by 1st October 2011 with decisions on acceptance to be made by stream leaders within one month. All abstracts will be peer reviewed. New and young scholars with 'work in progress' papers are welcomed. In the case of co-authored papers, ONE person should be identified as the corresponding author.  Abstracts should be emailed to [email protected] and [email protected]
Abstracts should include FULL contact details, including your name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, and e-mail address.

Chris Leggett BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, FCIPD              

 Moderator, International Employment Relations Network-List (subscribe at



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