“Masculinity and femininity: towards gender complementarity”

Team for Best Practices which is a member of EPWS (European Platform of Women Scientists) and Institute of Sociology at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw along with Polish Sociological Association are pleased to announce VI International Scientific Conference on Women in Science to be held on 10 April 2019 entitled:
Masculinity and femininity: towards gender complementarity at the Institute of Sociology at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Wóycickiego 1/3 str., Warsaw, Poland).

Reflection on femininity, the assessment of social position of women and a critical analysis of the division of life into two spheres – private and public, encourage us to discuss issues such as masculinity, men’s social situation and the consequences for men caused by dual approach of culture, society and human condition. Our aim is to invite scholars to discussion about gender issues and problems of discriminations by concerning topics related to the male identity and the situation of contemporary men which is driven by social and cultural changes.
This year we will comprise the broad range of issues of the transformations of masculinity and femininity in contemporary societies. While stereotypical thinking about gender is becoming less popular and different variants of fulfilling social roles are becoming more popular, we propose discussion about not only gender differences but, mainly about gender complementarity.
This year, the discourse of the sixth annual conference will be focused on the following areas:
✓ transformations within femininity and masculinity;
✓ social, family and professional roles of women and men;
✓ gender complementarity;
✓ femininity and masculinity in traditional and modern approach;
✓ redefinition / negotiation of the division of duties and family and household tasks;
✓ practicing science by women and men;
✓ female and male academic career models;
We are also open to other topic suggestions.
We invite researchers representing various academic disciplines: sociologists, psychologists, economists, lawyers and representatives of other sciences interested in the subject to attend the conference. We accept all paper types, including conceptual papers, research papers and case studies.

Abstracts in Polish or English should be sent by 15th March 2019 to email address: womeninsciencezdsdp@gmail.com (registration form). They should not exceed 500 words. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent by 20th March 2019. Organizers plan to publish book of abstracts. The official language of the conference will be Polish and English.
In case of any questions regarding conference, scientific program or submissions, please do not hesitate to contact us (womeninsciencezdsdp@gmail.com).

Description of the event (english translation): 
Sunday, March 10, 2019 (All day)
Wóycickiego 1/3 b.23
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Abstract submission: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

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