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Transforming Gender Orders - Intersections of Care, Family and Migration, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, 18-20 January 2012‏

Transforming Gender Orders: Intersections of Care, Family and Migration
18-20 January 2012, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main

Deadline for the registration 9 January 2012

This international conference takes up the controversies about the
transformation of gender relations in the course of globalization
processes. It is organized in four panels covering three main areas:
care, family, and migration. These provide the background against which
the questions of whether gender relations and orders are shifting, how
they are shifting and in what direction will be debated.


Wednesday, 18 January 2012. 18.00-20.00

Opening Keynote Lecture: Prof. Dr. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Intersections of Care, Family and Migration – transformations of gender
relations (University of Southern California)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Panel I: Changes in the Welfare State – Changes in Care Regimes


Prof. Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger (University of Hamburg)
The role of migrants’ care work in different types of gender arrangement

Prof. Dr. Fiona Williams (University of Leeds)
Intersectionality and geo-politics in the analysis of migrant care and
domestic labour in Europe

Prof. Dr. Sonya Michel (Woodrow Wilson International Center for
Scholars, Washington, D.C.)
State Compliance and Complicity? A Liberal Care Regime and
Anti-Immigration Forces in the United States

Chair: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher (CGC)
Discussant: Dr. Nicola Piper (University of Freiburg)


Prof. Dr. Sarah van Walsum (VU Amsterdam)
Exploring the dynamic between labour migration law and the labour rights
of domestic workers. A comparative perspective

Prof. Dr. Lise Widding Isaksen (University of Bergen, Norway)
Nordic Care- and Gender Regimes: Between Old Dependencies and New

Prof. Dr. Eleonore Kofman (Middlesex University, London)
Caring Professions, Welfare and Immigration Regimes in Europe

Chair: Prof. Dr. Ute Sacksofsky (CGC);
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Scheiwe (Uni. Hildesheim)

Panel II: The Role of Women in Maintaining and Reproducing Repressive
Gender Orders

Prof. Dr. Anna C. Korteweg (University of Toronto)
Representations of Mothers in Media Reporting on Honour Killing:
Racialization and the Reinforcement of the Dominant Gender Order

Dr. Alice Szczepanikova (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
When Gender Order Comes under Strain: Chechen Refugee Women in Europe

Prof. Dr. Mirjana Morokvasic-Müller (Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre
la Défense)
Relying on Gender Order and Challenging it from Within

Chair: Prof. Dr. Uta Ruppert (CGC)
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Ilse Lenz (Ruhr University, Bochum)

18.30 Dinner reception for all Participants

Friday, 20 January 2012

Panel III: The Role of Men in the Transnational Division of Domestic Work

9.00 -11.00
Dr. Rosie Cox (Birkbeck College, University of London)
Gender identity/national identity: Narratives of home repairs and being
a ‘good Kiwi bloke’

Dr. Majella Kilkey (University of Sheffield)
Gender Orders in a Divided Europe: Towards an international division of
male domestic work

Dr. Francesca Scrinzi (University of Glasgow and CNRS, Paris) & Dr.
Ester Gallo (University of Edinburgh)
Men of the Home - Interrogating Masculinity in the International
Division of Care

Chair: Prof. Dr. Heather Hofmeister (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Sabine Hess (University of Göttingen)

Panel IV: Change and Continuity in Intra-family Relations in the
Migration Process: Transnational Motherhood and the Families Left Behind


Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz & Dr. Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck (Goethe University,
The Care Curtain of Europe. The Global Care Chain Concept from a
European Perspective

Prof. Dr. Oded Stark (Universities of Klagenfurt, Bonn, Vienna and Warsaw)
Gender differentiation in care giving within the family, and migration
outcomes: a hypothesis

Dr. Bartłomiej Walczak (University of Warsaw)
Parental Roles in the Transnational Family: Transformation or Hibernation?

Chair: Prof. Dr. Susanne Opfermann (CGC)\
Discussant: Prof. Dr. Ursula Apitzsch (CGC, Frankfurt)


Dr. Cinzia Solari (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Between “Europe” and “Africa”: Building the New Ukraine on the Shoulders
of Migrant Women

Dr. Kyoko Shinozaki (Goethe University, Frankfurt)
In the Absence of Mothers: Fathers' On-Site Parenting in the Global Care
Chains and their Dependent Migration from the Philippines to Germany

Chair: Prof. Dr. Kira Kosnick (CGC)
Discussant: Dr. Dobrochna Kalwa (Jagiellonian University, Cracow)

Final remarks: 15.45-16.00

Contact and Registration

Deadline for the registration: January 9, 2012

Conference organisers

Prof. Helma Lutz
Dr. Alice Szczepanikova
Dr. Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck
Women and Gender Studies
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Institut für Gesellschafts- und Politikanalyse
Robert-Mayer-Str. 5
60054 Frankfurt am Main