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Geography Colloquium Series: Professor Strauss presents "Who will look after me when I am old? Social infrastructures of care in the global city"
Geography Colloquium Series: Professor Strauss presents "Who will look after me when I am old? Social infrastructures of care in the global city"
WhenFriday, May 3, 2019, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Campus locationSmith Hall (SMI)
Campus room304
Event typesAcademics, Lectures/Seminars, Special Events
Event sponsorsDepartment of Geography
Description

Professor Strauss will present a talk titled "Who will look after me when I am old? Social infrastructures of care in the global city." This talk, based on research with eldercare workers in Vancouver and Shanghai, explores local labour markets for paid care work and their imbrication with processes of urbanization, fiancialization and the politics of labour. Eldercare workers provide social infrastructures of care that are both vital to, and often elided by, urban policy and urban politics. At the same time, the state and the labour movement seek to make eldercare visible in different kinds of ways. The talk will begin at 3:30pm and a reception will follow.

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