Precarity and the Crisis of Social Reproduction

Precarity and the Crisis of Social Reproduction

Categories: Lectures and Seminars | Intended for

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

9:45 AM - 11:10 AM | Add to calendar

482 MacOdrum Library

1125 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON

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Aaron Doyle, 520-2600 ext. 1914,


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About this Event

Host Organization: Sociology and Anthropology
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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)