re:work welcomes Steven Castles and celebrates its 6th anniversary
The sociologist and political economist Steven Castles (University of Sydney) is invited to give a lecture about “Social Transformation and the Differentiation of Labour” at the IGK Work and Human Lifecycle in Global History (re:work), Humboldt Universität zu Berlin on June 1st.
Venue: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, IGK Arbeit und Lebenslauf in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive, Georgenstraße 23 (6th floor), 10117 Berlin
Steven Castles will examine practices of labour differentiation at various stages of capitalist development, and link these with theories of social transformation from early industrialisation to contemporary neo-liberal globalisation. Current mechanisms of differentiation such as the development of global value chains are examined.
The following topics will be discussed in six panel sessions:
- What is Work / Labour?
- Work and Life Phases
- Free and Unfree Labour
- Labour on the Move
- Who Cares? Work, Care, Household, and Familiy
- Labour and Capitalism