Package Factories: Warehouses as New places For Contemporary Working-class (David Gaborieau)
|Starts:||17:30 26 Feb 2019|
|Ends:||17:30 26 Feb 2019|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Current University students|
The backstage of contemporary capitalism is a vast logistical network through which goods and materials pass from one end of the planet to the other.
In order to produce this circulation, thousands of workers are involved in warehouses, these big cubes made of corrugated iron that can be seen along the highways. By observing from the inside these central but often forgotten places of globalization we understand that the Western working class does not disappear but moves into new spaces.
David Gaborieau is the author of a PHD thesis in Sociology (University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) about the logistics workers. His research is based on participant observation, interviews, as well as documentary and statistical analyses. He is currently post-doctoral fellow at the Franco-German research program WORKLOG, which concentrates on the new working-class spaces. His research focuses on recent industrial transformations and their impact on the working-class life and culture.
An event co-organised by Jacopo Galimberti, The Department of Sociology and the Collège International de Philosopie.
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