From Economic Science Fictions to Labour as Commons -- Conference

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START DATE 21 June 2019
START TIME 09:30am

Hendon Town Hall Committee Room 1, The Burroughs, Hendon, London NW4 4BG

END DATE 21 June 2019
END TIME 05:30pm

This conference seeks to bring the two parallel literatures of ‘economic science fictions’ and ‘labour as commons’ into dialogue by inviting contributors to submit papers that investigate and analyse how society can move away from this dystopian economic science fiction via the practice of the labour commons.

Papers should contribute to one of the three conference streams:

1) Alternative ways of organizing work, including organizations in the social or solidarity economy. This stream includes research on workers-recovered companies, forms of democratic worker governance of enterprises, employee-ownership, cooperatives and other instances of self-management and self-activity.

2) Critiques of economic science fictions and conceptualisation of alternative theoretical frameworks for modes of work and property relationships, guided by the idea of commons.

3) Responses to emerging forms and control of work, including integration of new technologies and digitalisation This stream includes research on responses to how technology and digitalisation has reconfigured workplace organisation and the body social through intensified monitoring, surveillance and control. It includes also the impact of automation, cloud computing, big data and the Internet of Things on work systems and relations of production.

Paper abstracts of a maximum 250 words will be accepted and should be sent by Monday 18 February 2019.

Contributions are especially welcome if international, comparative or interdisciplinary in nature.

Alternative Organisations and Transformative Practices (AOTP) at Middlesex University, London is accepting submissions for our 1-day symposium in the summer at Hendon Town Hall (Committee Room 1) next to the campus. Paper abstracts of 250 words max are accepted, with a deadline by Monday 18th February 2019. We encourage submissions from academics of all stages in their career, including PhD students and overseas colleagues, although please be aware that we are unable to fund costs. Kindly email abstracts to the AOTP Coordinators, Dr Daniel Ozarow and Dr Nico Pizzolato

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