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Prof. Leti Volpp on cultural difference – text, video, audio

Framing Cultural Difference: Immigrant Women and Discourses of Tradition by Leti Volpp
I have been enjoying Volpp’s work for many years now.  She’s at Berkeley and you can see her faculty profile here.  You can see her below, at the 2012 Duke Women’s Studies Sixth Annual Feminist Theory Workshop on “The Indigenous as Alien”

And you can hear her talk about her work on KPFA 94.1 program “Against the Grain”, “about double standards and the perilous politics of culture,” here.

Those strange people’s culture is to blame, we’re told, when wife-battering or other interpersonal violence occurs in the households of immigrants from certain parts of the world. But does culture determine violent or misogynist behavior? And are non-Western cultures in fact regressive, as they’re so often represented to be? Leti Volpp talks about double standards and the perilous politics of culture.

Round table discussion: Crimes of Honour

Crimes of Honour: The Interplay of Culture, Religion, and Law.

At the OBA, presented by the Canadian Race Relations Foundation

A round-table discussion with Dr. Naila Butt, Executive Director, Social Services Network Dr. Anna C. Korteweg, Ass. Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs Dr. Mohammed Baobaid, Executive Director, The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration (MRCSSI) Gillian Blackell, Senior Counsel, Department of Justice Canada Shelley Saywell, award-winning Director & Filmmaker Moderated by Dr. Ayman Al-Yassini, Executive Director, CRRF
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – 5:45-7:30 pm
Grand Salon – 2nd Floor
20 Toronto St, Toronto, Ontario, M5C 2B8

CFP (Oct deadline): When Gender Norms Become Law: Recognizing and Correcting for Gender Bias

The Wisconsin Journal of Law, Gender & Society announces its 2012 Symposium, When Gender Norms Become Law: Recognizing and Correcting for Gender Bias, which will take place Feb. 10, 2012. Abstracts are due Oct. 1, 2011.

We are seeking original scholarship, from both scholars and practitioners, addressing ways in which gender norms are reflected in legislation, judicial precedent, and administrative findings. Ideally, proposals would highlight:

  • An analysis of the inherent and functional gender biases in these policies and practices and
  • Recommendations as to how the same policies could be pursued without the resulting gender disparity.

Topics could include: findings of fact that shape evolving areas of law, the role of social sciences in evidence, and differing approaches to gender considerations across legal systems. Interested parties should send an abstract to WJLGS.Symposium [at] gmail.com by October 1, 2011. Those selected for the Symposium will be notified by November 2011. The Journal’s Symposium issue will be published in Fall 2012. Questions may be addressed to Symposium Editor Meredith Davis at mdavis7 [at] wisc.edu.