[Iag-list] Labour geographies @ Wollongong seminar and open symposium (Wed 1st March)

Chris Gibson cgibson at uow.edu.au
Fri Feb 24 12:23:04 AEDT 2017

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UOW's School of Geography & Sustainable Communities with the
Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research invites you to:

Comparative labour geographies: past, present and future research directions
A seminar and roundtable symposium

DATE: Wednesday, 1 March 2017
TIME: 12:30-3:30pm (lunch provided)
PLACE: University of Wollongong, main campus, Building 21 (Early Start), Room G04
CONTACT: Andrew Warren (awarren at uow.edu.au<mailto:awarren at uow.edu.au>)

Professor Andrew Herod
Distinguished Research Professor of Geography, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology, University of Georgia.

Prof. Al Rainnie (QUT)
Dr. Sally Weller (ACU)
Chantel Carr (UOW)
Prof. Noel Castree (UOW)

Labor in 21st Century America
Labor in the USA is facing many challenges – deindustrialization, the rise of precarious work, anti-unionization drives, labor-unfriendly government at the federal and state level, growing disparities of wealth, and many others.  In this talk I will provide a general overview of some of these challenges facing US workers, as well as explore some of the strategies which may serve to improve workers’ situations.

Andy Herod is Distinguished Research Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography, University of Georgia. Andy’s research interests are in labour and economic geography, political economy, social theory and qualitative methods. He has published widely on labour and employment issues, including seminal work marking-out the now vibrant subfield of labour geography. His books include ‘Geographies of Globalisation’ (2009, Basil Blackwell) and ‘Labor Geographies: Workers and the Landscapes of Capitalism (with Melissa Wright 2001, Guildford).

An open, roundtable discussion on labour geographies will follow Andy’s talk. Please join us.

Chris Gibson
Director, Global Challenges Program | Editor, Australian Geographer | Professor of Human Geography
Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research | School of Geography and Sustainable Communities
University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
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