Monday, 14 April 2008

Politics of Belonging - lecture & website...

Lunchtime Seminar Series for 2008:Social Political Identities and Tackling Workplace Discrimination

Title of the talk:*Belonging and the Politics of Belonging*
Speaker: Nira Yuval-Davis
Date: Wednesday 7th May 2008
Time: 12.45pm to 2pm
Venue: The 'Boardroom' (JS1-41)31 Jewry StreetLondon EC3N 2EY

About the talk:Professor Nira Yuval-Davis will discuss some of the major issues involved in analysing the notions of belonging and the politics of belonging, theoretically and politically in relation to some of the major political projects in contemporary Britain.

About the speaker:Professor Nira Yuval-Davis is a diasporic Israeli Jew living in London. She is Graduate Course Director in Gender, Sexualities and Ethnic Studies at the University of East London. She has published widely on theoretical and empirical aspects of nationalism, racism, fundamentalism, citizenship and gender relations in Britain & Europe, Israel and other settler societies. Among her recent books are Gender and Nation (Sage, 1997) (which has been translated by now to seven different languages); Women, Citizenship and Difference (Zed Books, 1999); Warning Signs of Fundamentalisms (WLUML, 2004) and The Situated Politics of Belonging (Sage, 2006). She is currently working on a monograph on Nationalism and Belonging (Sage, forthcoming) and is the Director of an ESRC funded research project on Identity, Performance and Social Action: The Use of Community Theatre among Refugees.

Nira Yuval-Davis staff page:http://www.uel.ac.uk/ssmcs/staff/nira-yuval-davis/

For more info on the WLRI Social Political Identities Seminar Series 2008 - including audio recordings of past seminars: http://www.workinglives.org/events_wlri_seminarseries2008.html

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