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Not Caring? Privatization, Hybridization and Resistance in Care Work

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The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) and York University Centre for Aging Research and Education (YU-CARE) are proud to host the Panel

Not Caring? Privatization, Hybridization and Resistance in Contemporary Care Work

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Dr. Pat Armstrong, Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology, York University

Dr. Donna Baines, Chair and Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies, University of Sydney

Dr. Tamara Daly, Professor in the School of Health Policy & Management, York University


Thursday, November 8th
Ross N836A, York University

12:00-1:30pm

This two-paper panel will argue that within the context of late neoliberalism, care, particularly long-term care, is political, contested and changing rapidly. Though social movements and communities have long resisted the privatization of care provision, we argue that the lines between private, public and nonprofit care are increasingly blurred and no longer define distinct models or logics. Instead, most care is a hybridized form that valorizes and extends private market practices and relations, even if it remains nominally public or nonprofit. Using the example of long-term care, one paper will analyse the privatization of care. The second presents a multi-scalar analysis of how time in care work commodifies, disciplines and delimits workers’ experience of care, and fractures human relations and solidarities. Both papers explore how the larger policy context of care work shapes and hinders workers’ abilities to spend time caring and building relationships with residents, and how workers use borrowed time to de-commodified care and find spaces for resistance and solidarity.

Dr. Pat Armstrong is a Distinguished Research Professor in Sociology and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, cross appointed to Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University. Dr. Armstrong conducts research in the fields of health care and equity, gender, social policy, and work. She is currently Principal investigator of a 7-year project on “Reimagining Long-term Residential Care: An International Study of Promising Practices”, as well as PI on “Changing Places: Unpaid Work in Public Places”, both funded by SSHRC.

Dr. Donna Baines is Chair and Professor of Social Work and Policy Studies at University of Sydney, Australia. Her work focuses on paid and unpaid care work, anti-oppressive theory and practice, and social inequality. She is a founding co-editor of the open-access, online journal, Social Work & Policy Studies: Social Justice, Practice and Theory and is happily collecting mountains of data during her research leave at the Global Labour Research Centre, York University.

Dr. Tamara Daly is a Professor in the School of Health Policy & Management and the graduate programs in Health Policy and Equity; Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies; and Critical Disability Studies at York University. She is the Director of the York University Centre for Aging Research and Education. Dr. Daly directs the 7-year SSHRC Partnership for Age-Friendly Communities within Communities studying international promising practices for seniors, taking gender, language, culture, racialization, poverty, indigeneity and sexual orientation.Twitter: @prof_TamaraDaly

This is a free event, however seats are limited. Please RSVP!

Light refreshments will be served.

All are welcome.

The Global Labour Speaker Series is organized by the Global Labour Research Centre at York University and is co-sponsored by Department of Social Science, Department of Politics, Department of History, School of Social Work, CERLAC, Faculty of Education, Department of Geography, Department of Sociology and School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Study.

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