1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MICROMACHISMO IN COMMUNICATION

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 18, 2016 to October 12, 2016
Location: 
Spain
Subject Fields: 
Communication, Humanities, Journalism and Media Studies, Sexuality Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Adjusted to political correctness, new ways of formal equality offer a superficial sense of respect for the rights and opportunities of women. However, this formal recognition does not guarantee social justice. On the contrary, it becomes a reinforced obstacle while declaring legal equality, not corresponding to the social dynamics of integration and equal opportunities for women.

“Micromachismo acts” are negative expressions disguised in comments, gestures, attitudes and decisions that still maintain a hierarchy of values between feminine categories and masculine ones. This is a velvety model of equality which patriarchy adapted to political correctness for keeping convictions on gender-based inequalities.

The result is a more complex way to fight against that mutated “machismo”, using the formal language of equality to prevent its effective recognition. These new forms of discrimination of a lower voltage have been described as “micromachismo” and require a more rigorous analysis from the different areas of social reality so to be detected and produce a profound change on gender convictions.

This Conference has been promoted by different Universities with which we have been working on gender studies with different research groups: University of Seville, University La Sapienza (Rome); Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB).

Researchers are invited to send their abstract by email, as a word document, until September,  18th 2016 to this address:

 micromachismoconference@gmail.com

We will publish a list with the proposed abstracts. Then, a new deadline will be set on October, 12th 2016 for sending the paper. Please, take into account that the papers need to comply with the standard style rules specified here.

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