Who does the work? Rethinking labour and livelihood in the interdependence.

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


In this presentation I will consider how diverse economies theories leads us to think differently about livelihoods and the work needed to sustain them. In particular, I focus on the way that in the diverse economy our livelihoods must always be seen as entangled with relationships and obligations of care: the care we must accept from others when we are infants, we are vulnerable, when we share a household with others who contribute to the cooking or the cleaning, when we breathe the oxygen that the trees help to create; the care we provide to others whether with love or cash or kindness; and the ways that we care for ourselves, guarding our self interest or simply getting enough sleep from time to time! This talk will explore the question of who does the necessary work of care that enables us to sustain our livelihoods, and the relations of interdependency between these workers. I argue that a fair account must begin with recognition that life and livelihood are collective endeavours.
Period24 Sept 2021
Event titleBy Design or By Disaster International Conference 2021: Trnasformative Work for Livelihoods
Event typeConference
LocationBolzano, ItalyShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational