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Terms of Work - Shifting Boundaries of ‘Free’ and ‘Un-free’ Work

Online International Workshop (Webex)

Wednesday, July 21 – Friday, July 23, 2021, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. (UTC+2)


Program

July 21

5:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Marianne Braig (FU Berlin), Léa Renard (FU Berlin), Nicola Schalkowski (FU Berlin), Theresa Wobbe (Univ. Potsdam): Opening remarks


 

Panel 1: Sociological Perspectives on Slavery and Forced Labor

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Keynote speech

Orlando Patterson (Harvard Univ.): Historical and Sociological Perspectives on Slavery and Forced Labour: Wittgenstein and Rosch to the Rescue

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Break

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Fiona Greenland (Univ. of Virginia): Enslavable Bodies: Unfree Labor and Human Parasitism in the Syrian War

Discussant: Léa Renard, Nicola Schalkowski (FU Berlin)

7:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Break

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.

General discussion

 

July 22

 

Panel 1 (cont.): Sociological Perspectives on Slavery and Forced Labor

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

George Steinmetz (Univ. of Michigan): Forced Labor and Modern Social Science, from Colonialism to Nazism

Discussant: Theresa Wobbe (Univ. Potsdam)

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Break

 

Panel 2: Forced Labor as Field of Battle: Transnational Crusades and International Networks

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Stephanie A. Limoncelli (Loyola Marymount Univ.): Will the Real Victim Please Stand Up? International Organizations, Businesses, and the Framing of Labor Exploitation in Contemporary Anti-Trafficking Efforts

Discussant: Barbara G. Brents (Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas)

7:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Break

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.

General discussion

 

July 23

 

Panel 2 (cont.): Forced Labor as Field of Battle: Transnational Crusades and International Networks

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Sonja Dolinsek (Univ. Erfurt): Moral Unfreedom: Historical Conceptualizations of Prostitution and Human Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation

Discussant: Julia Laite (Birkbeck, Univ. of London)

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Break

6:45 – 7:45 p.m.

Eileen Boris (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara): Neither Free nor Slave: Migrant Domestic Workers, the Employment Agency, and Reproductive Labor under Capitalism

Discussant: Rhacel Salazar Parreñas (Univ. of Southern California)

7:45 – 8:00 p.m.

Break

8:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Closing discussion