Pornified? Complicating debates about the ‘sexualisation of culture’: An internat
1st and 2nd December 2011
Institute of Education, University of London
Here at the Institute of Education, University of London we are currently in the process of organising a conference entitled “Pornified: Complicating debates about the ‘sexualisation of culture’: An International Conference” taking place in London on the 1st and 2nd December 2011. This is the final event connected to the ESRC seminar series ‘Pornified? Complicating the debates on the ‘sexualisation’ of culture<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/depts/cci/events/sexualisation.html>’. The sexualisation of culture has become a hot and contested topic in recent years. Media debates and anxieties have pivoted around the sexualisation of consumer culture, the hyper-sexualisation of young girls, and the mainstreaming of pornography. This conference presents cutting edge new research that interrogates debates on ‘sexualisation’.
Plenary speakers include
· Susie Orbach – Professor, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic, London, UK
· Sue Jackson – Psychology, University of Wellington, New Zealand
· Mireille Miller-Young – Feminist Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
· Leonore Tiefer – PhD, educator, researcher, therapist and activist, New York City, USA
The conference programme includes over 100 leading interdisciplinary, international scholars working on topics such as sexualisation and mobile/online technology, sexualisation and violence, sexualisation and a-sexuality, legal discourse and porn regulation, pornography dissent and activism, queer and feminist porn, and sexualisation and tweens, teens, young adults and parents. Please see the programme on the website for a full list of the papers being presented from around the globe.