Multidisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches to Canadian and Global Studies
We invite papers that account for and examine the dialectical relationship between macro and micro contexts, structures, and relations.
The intersections of local and global relations and structures have had tremendous effects on the lives of social actors based on factors such as age, gender, "race", sexuality, class, ethnicity, ability, and environment, which require social scientists to go beyond simplistic analyses of few factors in isolation from one another and account for how the interrelationship between multiple factors at various structural and institutional contexts at both local and global levels influence the lives of social actors similarly or differently.
We ask three interrelated questions that seek to account for the dialectical and intersectional relationships between those factors and relations that have consequences for both oppressed and oppressors in Canada and other parts of the world:
1) How do various forms of oppression at different institutional levels intersect one another? Do these intersections result in multiple and, at times, new forms of oppression?
2) How do localities influence global relations and structures? How do global factors affect localities?
3) How can a holistic understanding of the intersection of various forms of discrimination and oppression, in the context of institutional and structural relations, better assist us in promoting social justice? How can such an understanding help establish programs and policies that aim at eliminating various forms of discrimination?