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Gendering Fascism. Imaginaries, Media, Technologies

Online workshop organised by Andrea Germer and Jasmin Rückert Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

29&30 July, 2021

In this workshop, we look into gender and fascism as political categories that have not been sufficiently understood in their co-constituting faculties. Both gender and fascism are not separate and isolated phenomena but are deeply intertwined, so much so that one cannot be fully undone without undoing the other. “Gendering fascism” therefore denotes a paradigmatic lens through which we explore the genesis, configurations, strategies and technologies of fascist imaginaries. Relating media in Asia to their contemporary European, Soviet and American models, we invite a discussion on the transcultural trajectories of fascist modernities and their gendered iconographies.

Workshop programme

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Online-Vortragsreihe: Work-Life-Balance in Japan und Deutschland – Arbeitsrechtliche und familienpolitische Aspekte der Corona-Pandemie

Link to the event page. Please note that all lectures will be given in German.

Gendering Fascism. Imaginaries, Media, Technologies

Online workshop organised by Andrea Germer and Jasmin Rückert Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

29&30 July, 2021

In this workshop, we look into gender and fascism as political categories that have not been sufficiently understood in their co-constituting faculties. Both gender and fascism are not separate and isolated phenomena but are deeply intertwined, so much so that one cannot be fully undone without undoing the other. “Gendering fascism” therefore denotes a paradigmatic lens through which we explore the genesis, configurations, strategies and technologies of fascist imaginaries. Relating media in Asia to their contemporary European, Soviet and American models, we invite a discussion on the transcultural trajectories of fascist modernities and their gendered iconographies.

Workshop programme

The Gender Workshop, which takes place annually in conjunction with the annual conference of the Association for Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF), is providing a forum for the presentation and discussion of gender-related research (on Japan).

We invite junior researchers and academic teachers as well as interested students and activists, who are working on developing visions of fair, free and (gender) equitable societies. The presentation and discussion of current research projects are particularly welcome.

We are looking forward to receiving proposals of topics that investigate and make visible the multiple interconnections of gender with other categories of difference (nation, culture, ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, physicality, age, language etc.). In this sense we also aim for thematic openings which de-essentialise both ‘gender’ as well as ‘Japan’ by increasingly focusing on intersectional questions and on transcultural and transnational perspectives of Japan in the Asian and global context.

The workshop will take place online, on 19 November 2021, the day prior to the VSJF annual meeting. We invite all interested presenters to send us a short abstract (maximum 300 words) on their topic. Languages of presentation are German, English or Japanese. In order to provide time for discussion, papers should not exceed 20 minutes. Please email your abstract to  until 31 August 2021. She will also be happy to answer any queries you may have.

Andrea Germer and Annette Schad-Seifert,

in collaboration with Caroline Ruhl and Antonia Huber

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