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15

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Tuesday

Call for Abstracts | Extractive Industries and Postcolonial Masculinities in Asia and the Pacific

This one-day workshop hosted at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University focuses on the changing masculinities in the postcolonial Asia-Pacific. This dual delivery workshop will be held on Thursday 1 December 2022.

In this region, the historical relationships between colonisers and colonised have changed, and new interactions and social connections are occurring between locals and foreign employees, including non-Westerners and Westerners. Consequently, it might be necessary to analyse the masculinities of mining operations and mineworkers in ways that depart from the predominately linear and binary paradigms.

This workshop invites submissions of 250-word abstracts (along with three to four lines
about yourself) examining the possible areas of focus such as historical development, class
relations, power dynamics, ethnicity, race, the body, place and time in masculinities in the
extractive industries. We are also interested in ethnographic observations of how women alter
and reconfigure the masculinities of the mining industry and their performances of
masculinities. We hope to publish a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal with selected
submissions.

Email your abstract by Tuesday 15 November 2022 to extractive.industries@gmail.com

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