Seminar of the Robert Zajonc Institute (ISS) March 31: Ioana Cîrstocea (CNRS, CESSP, Paris): Geopolitics of Women’s Rights. Framing International Feminist Agendas in the late Cold War

We cordially invite you to our zoom seminar meeting on March 31st, 12 PM Warsaw Time. Ioana Cîrstocea (CNRS, CESSP, Paris), will give a talk entitled “Geopolitics of Women’s Rights. Framing International Feminist Agendas in the late Cold War”. Prof. Renata Siemieńska (APS & UW) will be a guest discussant. Please join us at  Meeting ID: 961 7690 0807 Passcode: 082223

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Abstract: Using the syntagm of “global feminism,” scholarship published since the early 2000s depicts women’s transnational mobilizations and the subsequent consolidation of their rights related to initiatives such as the International Women’s Year (1975), the UN Decade for Women (1976-1985), and the four UN-organized world women’s conferences (1975; 1980; 1985; 1995). Knowing that gender issues were central to the Est-West competition during the Cold War, any linear narrative of a “globalizing” women’s movements in the divided geopolitical context of the 1970s and 1980s needs to be critically considered.  In order to recover conflicts in the above-mentioned international events and to shed light on situated projects aimed at overcoming ideological controversies, my current research focuses on networks that performed the “global” as a mobilization scale and a political imaginary in the late Cold War.

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