Emory Law hosts Vulnerability at the Intersection of the Changing Firm and the Changing Family October 16-17, 2015.
This workshop will connect institutional and human vulnerability in the context of work, family, neoliberalism and the new information age. It will consider the implications for critical theory of large-scale changes in the structure of wage labor and employment that place an ideal of stable self-sufficiency beyond the reach of many. The manufacturing era was characterized by the rise of the large firm (which achieved a measure of insulation from market forces), the countervailing force of unions, and the spread of secure employment paying a “family wage.” In contrast, the new information age and its attending forces of globalization and technological change have produced a deepened volatility for companies and workers alike and created a broad series of effects and risks at the intersection of the changing firm and the changing family.
For more information, contact Martha Albertson Fineman at mlfinem[@]emory.edu or June Carbone at jcarbone[@]umn.edu.
Submission Procedure: Email a proposal of several paragraphs as a Word or PDF document by July 13, 2015 to Rachel Ezrol, rezrol[@]emory.edu. Decisions will be made by August 3, 2015, and working paper drafts will be due September 28 so they can be duplicated and distributed prior to the Workshop.