Vulnerable Work (Session 2)

25 November 2015, 17:00 - 19:00

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Vulnerable Work: Navigating Stigma, (in)visibility and Opportunity

The second seminar explores the role of stigma in marginalising certain forms of work. The discussion will consider the ways in which such vulnerable work becomes visible as such; and the implications of working marginalised positions for worker agency.

Dialogue/Reading Group

a) Abrantes, Manuel. 2014. Domiciliary Care and Migrant Domestic Workers: Grasping the New Institutional Landscape, International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 34 (9/10): 593–608. 

b) Lewis, H., P. Dwyer, S. Hodkinson, and L. Waite. 2015. Hyper-Precarious Lives: Migrants, Work and Forced Labour in the Global North. Progress in Human Geography 39 (5): 580–600. 

These are accessible through the institutional login, but if you need access, please email Lizzie Richardson

The event will also include short presentations by early career researchers discussing works in progress in relation to this theme.


Open to all.  No registration required
Part of the Rethinking Work Research Group Seminar Series

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