Dr. Fiona Jeffries, Visiting Scholar, Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities, Simon Fraser University.
In this talk I examine the experiences, grievances and demands of precarious workers employed in social reproductive sectors. I show that predominant theories of precarious labour underappreciate the urgency and immediacy of these workers’ concern with the necessary conditions of life. I argue that recognizing the centrality of social reproduction in crisis improves our understanding of precarity and, more importantly, the ways to oppose and contest it.
(Candidate Presentation for New Position in Social Justice Sociology)