Theorizing Changes in Gender Regimes and Gendered Institutions

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 08:30-10:20
RC02 Economy and Society (host committee)
RC32 Women in Society

Language: English

Session Proposal to RC 02 by Karin Gottschall, SOCIUM, University of Bremen, Germany


Session Title: Theorizing Changes in Gender Regimes and Gendered Institutions

This session addresses debates about the theorization of gender at the meso-institutional and macro-systemic levels in order to engage in historical comparative analyses of varieties of gender regimes. Historical-institutional approaches have yielded new insights into the transformation of gender regimes. Today however, the sustainability of gender transformations is challenged by the financial and economic crisis, demographic change, and transnational mobilities. The papers address gender transformations in relation to state policies, institutional arrangements and gender systems that are consequential for explaining rising and complex inequalities in Europe and beyond. A key issue concerns the interaction of gender and class inequalities.
Papers can propose indicators of gender inequalities in the context of financialization and transnationalization, investigate the impact of the crisis on gender inequalities, and bring to light the interaction of European with non-European gender regimes especially in relation to the increasing dependence of households on migrants as unpaid care and domestic labor. The papers also can engage with a set of policy shifts re-shaping gender equalities in specific institutional domains, including employment, welfare, taxation, households, violence, and political representation, not all of which take the same direction in relation to gender equality. Are varieties of gender regimes congruent with varieties of capitalism? Does the crisis restructure regimes or just some institutions

Session Organizer:
Karin GOTTSCHALL, University of Bremen, Germany
Karin GOTTSCHALL, University of Bremen, Germany
Sylvia WALBY, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
Losing Violence in Translation: Theorising Gender Violence Regimes.
Jeff HEARN, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom; Sofia STRID, Centre for Feminist Social Studies, Sweden; Marine DELAUNAY, Centre Emile Durkheim, Bordeaux University, France
The Transformation of Conservative Gender Regimes
Karen SHIRE, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany
New Varieties of Domestic Patriarchy: Evidence from Turkey
Ece KOCABICAK, London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom
Distributed Papers
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