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Gale Raj-Reichert discusses labor agency for informal work and in the framework of the Global South
Professor of Politics Gale Raj-Reichert was commissioned to write one of three annual progress reports on research in the field of labor geography, by the journal Progress in Human Geography.
Critiquing a narrow conception of labor agency that focuses on wage employment in the global north in her report, Raj-Reichert highlights research that considers a diverse range of socio-economic activities as labor to account for the diverse and evolving set of answers to the question of ‘What is work’? Raj-Reichert’s report also points to labor agency not just in a context of pushing back against oppressive capital, but also as a way of showing resilience against other political, societal or cultural forms of oppression.
Read her full report “Labour geography I: Labour agency, informal work, global south perspectives and the ontology of futures” on sagepub.com>>
Post Date: 07-21-2023