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Gendered Aspects of the Everyday and Restructurings of Care: Athens in Times of Crisis

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Physical Sciences Building, 401
245 East Avenue

Dina Vaiou
Professor Emeritus Professor of Urban Analysis and Gender Studies,
National Technical University of Athens

The everyday, as a key theoretical perspective which aims to trace the multiplicity and dynamics of urban living, contributes to re-valuing aspects of urban life which tend to slip to the shadows. In this sense, it contributes to approach power hierarchies beyond dichotomous conceptions of gender, class, ethnicity, and reveals continuities of experience at interlocking scales and across different life-trajectories. The presentation explores such continuities, divergences and crossings through the restructurings of care in the crisis-ridden city of Athens.

Dina Vaiou is Professor emeritus of urban analysis and gender studies in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Her research interests and publications: the feminist critique of urban analysis and a theoretical perspective through the everyday, the changing features of local labor markets, with special emphasis on women's work and informalization processes, the impact of multiple mobilities on Southern European cities and women’s mobilities in particular, the gendered aspects of, and ways of coping with, the recent crisis in Athens.

Presented by:
Institute for European Studies, Cornell University

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