Dr. Fiona Jeffries, Visiting Scholar, Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities Simon Fraser University
Precarity and the Crisis of Social Reproduction
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.
Wednesday, September 20
9:45 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
482 MacOdrum Library (4th floor)
Candidate’s Presentation for New Position in Social Justice Sociology