Rethinking Work [2015-2016]

From 2015 to 2016

Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building, CRASSH


About

Rethinking Work will consider the changing spaces, temporalities and legalities of employment and how these alter conceptions, expectation and practices of work and worker relations to the broader economy. If work (increasingly) includes activities at the margins of or beyond ‘formal’ economic practices, this opens up a range of empirical and theoretical possibilities concerning the nature of such labour, and how this plural but largely precarious kind of work is reconfiguring the economy. Therefore, the group will bring together a diversity of approaches to work, drawing from both the Global North and South, and from a variety of occupations including labour that may be considered illegal, vulnerable, informal, and unpaid. The activities of the group are organized into four themes (Negotiating law and work; Vulnerable work; Informal and Precarious Labour; Unpaid work) each of which will involve two sessions. One will be a more formal event with a panel of (three) invited speakers and the other an informal event to follow two weeks later orientated around readings and discussion carried over from the first session.

 

 

Administrative assistance: gradfac@crassh.cam.ac.uk

Conveners

Conveners

Dr Lizzie Richardson (Department of Geography, Cambridge)
Dr Tatiana Thieme (Department of Geography, Cambridge)
Dr Brendan Burchell (Department of Sociology, Cambridge)

Faculty Advisors

Dr Amy Ludlow (Department of Law)
Dr Mia Gray (Department of Geography)

Programme 2015-16

 

Rethinking work
Negotiating Law and Work (Session 1)
14 October 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Amy Ludow (Cambridge), Peter Rogers (Sheffield), Pietro Saitta (Messina)-Rethinking work

Negotiating Law and Work (Session 2)
28 October 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Reading group - Rethinking Work

Vulnerable Work (Session 1)
11 November 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Louise Waite (Leeds), Francisco Calafate Faria (Goldsmiths), Lydia Hayes (Cardiff) - Rethinking Work

Vulnerable Work (Session 2)
25 November 2015, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Reading group - Rethinking Work

Informal and Precarious Labour - Choice or Last Resort
20 January 2016, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Maria Abreu and Brendan Burchell (Cambridge), John Earls (Unite the Union) - Rethinking Life
 

Information and Precarious Labour (RG)
03 February 2016, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Reading group- Rethinking Work

Unpaid Work - Claiming Value
17 February 2016, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Brian Sloan (Cambridge), Chris Harker (Durham), Carmen Teeple Hopkins (Oxford) - Rethinking Life
 

Unpaid Work (RG)
02 March 2016, Seminar Room SG2, Alison Richard Building

Reading group- Rethinking work