Dear Geographers,

It’s quite short notice but please see below for an upcoming event at UOW that may be of interest. Open to all though please flick me an email if you are going to come along (awarren@uow.edu.au).

 

Best wishes,

Andrew Warren.

 

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2017 AUSCCER SEMINAR SERIES

 

The 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: Please RSVP to Andrew Warren (awarren@uow.edu.au)

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Professor Andrew Herod

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

 

PANELISTS INCLUDE

Prof Al Rainnie (QUT)

Dr. Sally Weller (ACU)

Chantel Carr (UOW)

Prof Noel Castree (UOW)

 

ABSTRACT

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.

 

ABOUT ANDY

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 ‘Labor Geographies: Workers and the Landscapes of Capitalism’ (2001, Guildford) and ‘Geographies of Globalisation’ (2009, Wiley-Blackwell).

 

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

 

 

 

 

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Dr Andrew Warren

Lecturer in Human Geography & Head of Students

School of Geography & Sustainable Communities |

Faculty of Social Sciences |  41.251

University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia

T +61 2 4221 3767

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