Classifying Sex Conference, July 2013, Cambridge

Thursday, 4 July 2013 to Friday, 5 July 2013
Location: CRASSH, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Summary

This conference brings together social scientists, gender scholars, sexologists, psychiatrists, historians of science, as well as mental health practitioners and sexual rights activists to critically explore the sexual classifications produced by the 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental Disorders (DSM), published in May 2013. The DSM is a standard reference for the classification of mental disorders, and its first major revision since 1994 is consequently an important event. The conference will explore which categories of normal and abnormal, healthy and pathological sexualities the new manual produces, and critically scrutinise their consequences for diagnostic practices, as well as their wider social and political implications.

Speakers:

Eric Fassin (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)
Lisa Downing (Birmingham, Humanities);
Jeffrey Weeks (South Bank, Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research)
Cynthia Graham (Southampton, Psychology);
Katherine Angel (Warwick, History of Science);
Monica Greco (Goldsmiths, Sociology);
Ken Zucker (Toronto, Psychiatry; Chair of the Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders workgroup); Zowie Davy (Lincoln, Health and Social Care);
Cynthia Kraus (Lausanne, Gender Studies).
Patricia Crittenden (Miami, Family Relations Institute)
Patrick Singy (Chicago Society of Fellows)
Simon Goldhill (Cambridge, Classics).
Alain Giami (INSERM, Paris)

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