The Mess We're In: Contributions to Theories of Social Reproduction

Type: Panel
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Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 4:40 PM / 6:20 PM
Room: Jackson, Marriott, 5th Floor
Organizers: Caroline Loomis
Chairs: Cindi Katz


This panel and discussion session will bring together geographers whose work is informed by, or centers on, social reproduction. We consider how social reproduction takes place across a range of sites and scales, including the “housework” of imprisoned immigrants, children as actors in “life’s work,” mimesis and imagination in partitioned school spaces, Black radicalism and new modes of social reproduction against premature death, and “childhood as spectacle.” We also consider social reproduction in relation to other theoretical concepts, such as racial capitalism and uneven geographies. We invite participants to join us in a discussion on how to center, or expand, the concept of social reproduction, as well as think through related methodological questions.


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Panelist Marlene Nava Ramos CUNY - Graduate Center 7
Panelist Caroline Loomis CUNY - Graduate Center 7
Panelist Olivia Ildefonso CUNY - Graduate Center 7
Panelist Denisse Andrade The Graduate Center, CUNY 7
Discussant Cindi Katz CUNY Graduate Center 20

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