San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Professor Joan Wallach Scott will present her paper entitled "" to be followed by commentary by Prof. Anne Norton.
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Joan Wallach Scott is the Harold F. Linder Professor for the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study.
Joan Scott’s groundbreaking work has challenged the foundations of conventional historical practice, including the nature of historical evidence and historical experience and the role of narrative in the writing of history. Broadly, the object of her work is the question of difference in history: its uses, enunciations, implementations, justifications, and transformations in the construction of social and political life. Scott’s recent books have focused on the vexed relationship of the particularity of gender to the universalizing force of democratic politics. They include Gender and the Politics of History (1988), Only Paradoxes to Offer: French Feminists and the Rights of Man (1996),Parité: Sexual Equality and the Crisis of French Universalism (2005), The Politics of the Veil (2007), and The Fantasy of Feminist History (2011).
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Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series
More information about the Mellon-Sawyer Seminar Series 2012-13, "Democratic Citizenship and the Recognition of Cultural Differences," at The Graduate Center, CUNY, can be found here.