Bringing the Body Back In: Toward a Corporeal Social Science

On April 3-4 2009, the Tucson chapter of Sociologists for Women in Society
(SWS-Tucson) will host a two-day conference at the University of Arizona on
the body in social science. Featured speakers include a keynote address by
Lisa Jean Moore (SUNY-Purchase), Monica Casper and Rose Weitz (Arizona State
University), Wendy Simonds (Georgia State University), and Martin Weinberg
(University of Indiana-Bloomington).
The Unit Research Activities Fund (University of Arizona) and the Graduate
and Professional Student Council Professional Opportunities Development Fund
(University of Arizona) have provided funding for the conference.

We invite graduate students and faculty who use a social scientific
perspective to study the material body to present their work.  Please submit
an abstract of 500 words or less to Megan Wright ( by
February 1, 2009.  In the abstract, please indicate whether the paper is a
work-in-progress and the state of the research.  Works-in-progress are

Please address any questions to Megan Wright (, Sarah
Strand (, or Cindy Cain (  Please
circulate this call to any who may be interested.

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