Manufacturing Urgency with Corinne Mason and Inter Pares @ 25OneCommunity, Ottawa [20 September]

Manufacturing Urgency with Corinne Mason and Inter Pares

19:00 - 21:00

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251 Bank Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3
«Manufacturing Urgency: the Development Industry and Violence against Women» investigates anti-violence policies in international development, demonstrating that strategies intended to end violence against women are constructed to serve ends other than the needs of women.

Through careful consideration of anti-violence initiatives--including «The Hillary Doctrine,» the World Bank's «The Cost of Violence,» and the United Nation's «UNiTE To End Violence Against Women» campaigns--author Corinne Mason shows how these projects are technocratic, depoliticized, and executed in a manner that serves the interest of neoliberal economic growth and security concerns, at the expense of a more holistic, effective, and accountable approach.

«An impressive contribution....Mason's work is transdisciplinary, and theoretically sophisticated. She weaves together critical race, disability and feminist theory, literature on violence, development studies and their impact on policy with beautiful results. Undoubtedly, this book will situate her among the leading thinkers in the fields of transnational feminism and development.» — Elora Halim Chowdhury, author of Transnationalism Reversed: Women Organizing Against Gendered Violence in Bangladesh

7 PM
Wednesday, September 20 2017
@25One Community
251 Bank St. 2nd floor

Hosted by Rita Morbia, the Executive Director of Inter Pares

Sponsored by University of Regina Press, Joint Chair in Women's Studies — Carleton University & University of Ottawa, and Inter Pares


Corinne Mason is an Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies and Sociology at Brandon University. She received her PhD (2013) from the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa, a Master’s from the Women’s and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto (2009), and a BAH (2008) from Queen’s University in Global Development Studies.

Her work has been published in Feminist Formations, International Feminist Journal of Politics, Feminist Media, Feminist Teacher, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice, Critical Studies in Media Communication, Surveillance & Society, and Canadian Journal of Communication. She is the author of Manufacturing Urgency: Violence Against Women and the Development Industry (University of Regina Press, 2017) and the editor of the forthcoming collection Queer Development Studies: A Reader (Routledge).

Dr. Mason founded and leads Brandon University’s Positive Space and Yes Means Yes! campaigns. She works closely with the LGBTTQ* and Women’s collectives on campus, and is the faculty advisor of the Gender and Women’s Studies Alliance.


Inter Pares — which means among equals – believes in solidarity, not charity, as an approach to international cooperation. For over 40 years, the team at Inter Pares have worked closely with courageous activists and more than a hundred inspiring organizations throughout the world to build peace, advance justice and globalize equality.

Inter Pares' programs largely focus on six global issues: food sovereignty, women's equality, peace and democracy, economic justice, health, and migration, working with long-term counterparts – local and national activist organizations – in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Canada.
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