“‘To have a life’: Autonomy, dependency, and conflict in times of austerity” with Professor Susana Narotzky
The lecture will explore how political economic transformations brought about by the crisis and austerity policies are connected to everyday inter-dependencies providing support through personal networks or formal institutions. In a context that promotes the entrepreneurial self, expectations of autonomy are paradoxically increasingly difficult to fulfil while inter-generational forms of care overlap with conflict and resentment at different scales. A contradictory framework of solidarity obligations vs. privilege of access reconfigures the map of responsibilities and ultimately poses the question of the sustainability of the social system.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
Susana Narotzky is professor of Anthropology at the University of Barcelona. Her research addresses working lives, deindustrialization, regulation processes, social movements, and the effects of austerity policies in Southern Europe. Her recent grants include a European Research Council Advanced Grant for her project Grassroots economics: meaning, project and practice in the pursuit of livelihood [GRECO] (2013-2018) and an ICREA-Acadèmia award (2016-2021). She is past President of the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) and, presently, Secretary of the American Association of Anthropology (AAA). Her most recent edited book, with Prof. Victoria Goddard, Work and Livelihoods – History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis, New York: Routledge, has been awarded the Society for the Anthropology of Work book prize 2017.
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Dates & times
|25 Oct 2017||6:00pm - 8:00pm|
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