GLRC presents panel discussion on the new Canadian political economy

The Global Labour Research Centre (GLRC) will present a panel discussion on Dec. 9 that explores new directions in Canadian political economy scholarship.

Global Labour CPE3“Rethinking the New Canadian Political Economy: Trajectories of Feminism, Anti-racism, Citizenship and Belonging” will run from 4 to 6pm in 626 Kaneff Tower, and feature Wallace Clement (Carleton University), Leah F. Vosko (York University) and Nandita Sharma (University of Hawaii).

For decades, the Canadian political economy tradition has shaped a broad body of critical social science research oriented towards both understanding the dynamics of power in society and identifying the processes that may generate progressive social change.

Scholarship within this tradition has continually expanded its boundaries, seeking new understandings of the social processes and social forces that shape society, their attendant conflicts and contradictions, as well as the potential for social change that may result.

Panelists will explore the development of this field of scholarship, engaging with the political economies of gender, race, work, citizenship, and immigration.

Clement is chancellor’s professor of sociology at Carleton University. He is the author of numerous texts on Canada’s political economy, including The Canadian Corporate Elite, The Challenge of Class Analysis, and Relations of Ruling, as well as editor and co-editor in a series of texts in Canadian political economy published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Leah Vosko
Leah Vosko

Vosko is professor and Canada research chair in the political economy of gender and work at York University. She is the author of Temporary Work: The Gendered  Rise of a Precarious Employment Relationship, Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment, and co-author of Self-Employed Workers Organize: Law, Policy, and Unions as well as editor or co-editor of a number of scholarly volumes, including one, with Clement, in the McGill-Queen University Press’ political economy series.

Sharma is director of the international cultural studies program and associate professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Sharma is an activist scholar whose research is shaped by the social movements she is active in, including No Borders movements and those struggling for the commons. She is the author of Home Economics: Nationalism and The Making of ‘Migrant Workers’ in Canada and co-editor (with Bridget Anderson and Cynthia Wright) of a special issue of the journal Refuge on “No Borders as a Practical Political Project”.

Refreshments will be served at the event, and all are welcome.

For more, visit the Facebook event page.

The event is co-sponsored by the Work & Labour Studies Program, the Canada Research Chair in the Political Economy of Gender and Work, the Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy, the Vice-President Research & Innovation, the Office of the Dean – Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, the Vice-President Academic & Provost, York departments of Geography, Equity Studies, Social Science, Sociology, and Political Science, School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, Osgoode Hall Law School, Department of Politics (Ryerson University) and McGill-Queen’s University Press.