Matt and Danielle also both gave individual papers along the way. Matt presented a part of his current research, reading service work (particularly hotel work) through the lens of the commodity form, discussing the specific nature of supply and demand in these work contexts. Danielle spoke as part of ‘Reteaching Economics’ – a group of economists and lecturers who broadly believe that a pluralist approach to their profession is what is needed in order to counter dogmatic thinking and catastrophic policy. A really exciting initiative.
Some papers which we enjoyed in particular, from across the three days:
Susan Himmelweit’s plenary: “Different Dimensions of Inequality and their Consequences”
Sara Stevano: “Expanding the potential of time use research through social reproduction?”
Hannah Bargawi: “Exploring shifts in social reproduction in Palestine using time-use data”
Neil Warner: “Beyond Basic Income: Overcoming the Crisis of Social Democracy”
Ed Yates: “Capital Accumulation, Local Labour Markets, and Young Workers”
Beatriz Casas Gonzalez: “Unpaid Internships, Employability and the Construction of the Subject”
Finally, we three presented Autonomy’s project on the Thursday (14th), discussing the crisis of work, the history of the think tank form and then strategy. It was our first group presentation, in fact!
Thanks to all the organisers who put the conference together, those giving the papers and all of the staff who were so helpful throughout. See you next year!
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