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Revaluing Care in the Global Economy: Post-Work Imaginaries

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Thursday, December 02, 2021
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Heather Berg, Arturo Escobar, Helen Hester and Melanie Yazzie

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In a society that promotes relentless performance and at the same time undervalues "essential" labor, while imposing a 24/7 working time, we want to explore what are the alternatives. From self-design in the era of automation to UBI to the resistance of indigenous communities, we want to look for concrete utopias beyond or within work ethics and capitalism.
Joining moderators Jocelyn Olcott and Tania Rispoli will be:
Heather Berg, Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Arturo Escobar, Professor of Anthropology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Helen Hester, Associate Professor of Gender, Technology and Cultural Politics at the University of West London. Melanie Yazzie, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies & American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

Contact: Julie Wynmor