This is the home of labouring futures.  ‘…sociological analyses of the future, of the new and of change must…be entangled in the actualisation of time in practice…’ Lisa Adkins, Sociological Futures: From Clock Time to Event Time (2009).


Lecture: Measuring Labour and Rethinking Value From the journal feminists@law Vol. 4, No. 1 (2014).   A lecture by Lisa Adkins which considers the form of labour which has been at the very heart of feminist theorizations of immaterial labour, namely domestic labour. She explores transformations to this labour in the context of financialization, and in particular the […]

CFP: Futures in Question

11-12 September 2014 Goldsmiths, University of London CALL FOR PAPERS  Extended deadline for proposals: 28 April 2014 Keynote Speakers Professor Lisa Adkins University of Newcastle, Australia Professor Patricia Clough  City University of New York Professor Mike Michael  University of Sydney   How is the future imagined, planned for and manifested as the site of social and political […]

Details of Seminar 4 – Protest, Precarisation, Possibility

Originally posted on The Public Life of Private Law:
This interdisciplinary seminar will take place on April 30 2014 from 10am to 5pm, at the Institute for Advanced Study, University of Warwick. Increasingly, private law appears in the the government of unruly political movement and resistance – through the privatisation of public space and the…

What is a contract?

Following discussions of contracts at the Gender and Labour in New Times 2.0 workshop comes this from the THES: ‘Newcastle University [UK] emailed employees before a national strike on 31 October to warn them that working to contract constituted a “breach of contract” and this entitled them to withhold “100% of salary”.’ Plenty to think […]

Out now: Special issue on Bourdieu

Simon Susen serves as the Editor of a Special Issue of Social Epistemology (27.3-4) titled “Bourdieu and Language” (November 2013).     Axel Honneth endorsed the Issue saying: “This is an enormously important contribution to the socio-philosophical study of language. As convincingly demonstrated in this rich collection of articles, we must resist the temptation to reduce language either to […]

What is Money?

What is Money? Panel discussion presented by the Social Studies of Finance Group in partnership with the Australian Working Group on Financialisation (AWGF), University of Sydney. Panellists:  Professor Dick Bryan (panel chair), Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney Professor Robert Meister, Department of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz Professor Lisa Adkins, Department of […]

Gender and Labour in New Times: conference stream

There will be a convened stream on the theme of Gender and Labour in New Times at the Gender, Work and Organisation Conference, 8th Biennial International Interdisciplinary conference, 24th – 26th June, 2014 at the University of Keele (UK).  Submissions for this stream have now closed.   


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