2nd Annual Early Career Network Conference:
‘Social Reproduction: Theory, Practice and Public Policy’
Wednesday 11 November 2020, via Zoom
Join us online for a day of feminist economics, looking at the concept of social reproduction in theory, practice and public policy.
Crossing disciplinary boundaries and wielding great explanatory power for researchers, Social Reproduction Theory (SRT) provides a lens through which to understand reproductive work as a crucial, yet often invisible sphere of economic activity, essential alongside production for a full and functioning society. It offers a framework to challenge the exploitation and devaluation of paid and unpaid reproductive labour, as well as re-envisioning productive labour and the wider economy towards sustaining life. Rather than understanding oppression as purely a class struggle, SRT recognises the inequalities between productive and reproductive labour through the lens of social difference, including gender, race and class.
Contemporary global politics and social issues offer an exciting moment in the life of the concept, with the Covid-19 crisis further increasing its relevance, visibility and urgency. This one-day virtual conference will explore approaches to and uses of Social Reproduction Theory old and new, and current applications across research, campaigning and public policy.
The WBG 2nd Annual Early-Career Network Conference ‘Social Reproduction, Theory, Practice and Public Policy’ will focus on the use of this concept as a feminist economic tool to bring about change.
We have a fantastic programme with international feminist economics experts, policymakers and campaigners including Professor Tithi Bhattacharya, Professor Diane Elson, Professor Sue Himmelweit, Stella Creasy MP as well as new voices from the field.
We welcome all to attend, particularly our members who are in the early stages of their research careers.
Register for the conference here.