Workshop 1

Women, Work and Value: Definitions, Approaches, Conceptual Frameworks

Bristol, 8 March 2014

9.30am - 4pm

 This workshop will ask how we measure and define the value of work. How is work categorized (paid vs. unpaid, domestic/caring vs. work outside the home)? And how can we conceptualise the value of work (use value vs. exchange value, emotional, political, cultural, social values, value judgements etc.? Discussion will centre around position papers from scholars in a range of disciplines, kickstarting the interdisciplinary dialogue which will be at the heart of this network.

Confirmed speakers include Kate Boyer (Geography, Southampton), Chiara Bonfiglioli (Law, Edinburgh), Melanie Bell-Williams (Film, Newcastle), Vicky Ball (Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Sunderland), Harriet Bradley (Sociology, Bristol), Tindara Addobbo (Economics, Modena and Reggio Emilia).

The workshop will be preceded on the evening of March 7 by a public panel discussion of Women and the politics of work.

Attendance is free, but registration is necessary. Please email Josie.McLellan@bris.ac.uk if you would like to attend. Some travel funds are available for postgraduate and unwaged/low wage early career researchers.