[Book Launch] Beyond the Wage: Ordinary Work in Diverse Economies

Updated: Aug 3

Beyond the Wage: A panel discussion to celebrate the launch of a new book


SCIS and SWOP invite you to an online panel discussion to celebrate the launch of a new book: Beyond the Wage: Ordinary Work in Diverse Economies (Bristol, 2021) edited by William Monteith, Dora-Olivia Vicol and Philippa Williams.


Recent developments in the organisation of work and production have facilitated the decline of wage employment in many regions of the world. However, the idea of the wage continues to dominate the political imaginations of governments, researchers and activists, based on the historical experiences of industrial workers in the global North.


This edited collection revitalises debates on the future of work by challenging the idea of wage

employment as the global norm. Taking theoretical inspiration from the global South, the authors

compare lived experiences of ‘ordinary work’ across taken-for-granted conceptual and geographical boundaries; from Cambodian brick kilns to Catalonian cooperatives. Their contributions open up new possibilities for how work, identity and security might be woven together differently.


William Monteith (editor), Liz Fouksman (author) and Hannah Dawson (author) will be discussion with Thabang Sefalafala, Franco Barchiesi and Edward Webster. Chaired by Ruth Castel-Branco.


DATE: Wednesday, 4 August 2021

TIME: 16:00 - 17:30 SAST

Please register in advance for this Zoom event: https://wits-za.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEuceysrD4qE9XrXUIlE2ZqUkTvd5ZMejgt




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