The symposium plans to focus its discussions around a number of substantive areas, or 'sites of inquiry.' These include:
- examination of the self-understandings of women in diverse culture and societies today.
- critical reflection on the role forms of the family play within women's lives;
- examination of how the perpetuation of tradition and processes of modernization - and tensions between them -- affect women's lives within diverse social and historical contexts;
- examination of processes of globalization, their intersections with particularistic forms of inequality for women, and the dilemmas thus faced by emergent global or trans-national feminist movements;
- discussion of biomedical practices, and other uses of science and technology, that may threaten women's rights to bodily integrity and social autonomy;
- analysis of the diversity of cultural norms that give rise to images of women in various forms of representation and self-expression, ranging from art, to religion, to the media.
We welcome the participation of women philosophers and other scholars in addressing the intersections of feminism and multiculturalism through an exploration of any of the above "sites of inquiry." Proposals that address the relations of feminism and multiculturalism through other "sites of inquiry" will also be considered.For more information, please visit: http://www.iaph2008.org/.