Workshop 'Different Forms of Work in a Post-Fordist Labor Regime: Policies, Discourses, and Experiences'

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18-01-2018 from 12:00 to 17:00
John Vincke Zaal, Korte Meer 5, 9000 Gent
Department of Sociology - Faculteit of Political and Social Sciences
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Part of a workshop series with American labor sociologist Prof. Steven Vallas, International Francqui Chair holder.

Sociologists of work have argued that post-fordist labor regimes often render problematic the very notion of what is considered “work.” At the same time, public policy towards various forms of unremunerated work, such as care work and voluntary work, is changing. Some scholars assert that alternative models to wage labor are possible and desirable. Others fiercely critique the emergence of an unwaged labor regime that seeks to activate and moralize various ‘unproductive’ or even ‘unworthy’ segments of the population, such as the unemployed, the retired, immigrants and refugees.

The evolution of these debates calls for a deeper understanding of the contemporary societal valuation and recognition of different forms of work, and the consequences thereof for social inclusion.

This workshop includes 4 paper presentations dealing with the topic. International Francqui chair holder Prof. Steven Vallas takes part as discussant and formulates concluding comments.