Events from 31 August, 2016
1st September, 20166.00-7.30pm
This presentatiom explores the integration of children born of war into post-conflict societies by investigating children fathered by foreign soldiers in several conflicts spanning much of the 20th and 21st centuries: the WWII, the Vietnam War, the Bosnian War and the sub-Saharan African conflicts.
5th September, 20161.00-2.00pm
SSP Seminar Series | Im/material Pay for Im/material work? Theorising the Intersection of Reproductive Work, the Market and Law
Why do migrant women consent to reproductive labour despite insufficient and inadequate pay? Inspired by the scholarship on ‘immaterial’ labour which produces ‘immaterial’ products (Hardt and Negri 2000), and financialisation of the global market and its effect on women’s labour, Sohoon Leen looks at whether we can conceptualise ‘immaterial’ forms of compensation.
19th September, 20161.00-2.00pm
This seminar featuring Dr Nadine Ehler speculates on how Afro-pessimism might be useful for thinking about racial futurity in the broadest sense, and in the context of reproduction in particular. Specifically, I consider how Afro-pessimist thought might guide an analysis of the bio(necro)politics of donor insemination.
28th September, 20169:00am - 5:00pm
Are you a University of Sydney academic or research student who is interested in the impact of society in your subject area? Have you thought about publishing or researching in sociology? Have you used FoR 1608 (Sociology)? THIS DAY IS FOR YOU.
29th September, 20161.00-3.00pm
In this seminar, Professor Morton Weinfeld (McGill University) will discuss issues with minority communities in liberal democracies with reference to the iconic Jewish case, as well as wartime victimization of Japanese, German, and Italian Canadians.
13th October, 20163.00-4.30pm
In the contemporary era we have seen a proliferation of storytelling activities, from the phenomenon of TED talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. Professor Sujatha Fernandes' talk, based on her forthcoming book, seeks to understand the rise of this storytelling culture alongside a broader shift to neoliberal free market economies. Suturing together a Foucaultian account of neoliberal reason with Marxian and Gramscian accounts of class formation, Fernandes develops a concept of the political economy of storytelling.