Welfare provision today is characterized by new actors, practices, policies, and social movements. New institutional structures (e.g., social enterprises), technologies (e.g., social impact bonds), and labor practices (e.g., transnational care chains) are reshaping practices of welfare provision in ways that extend neoliberal ideals. At the same time, there has been growing support for policies that expand (rather than contract) the welfare state (e.g., universal basic income). The papers in this session will extend our understanding of today’s changing reality of welfare provision. Organizing questions for this session ask: 1) what are the emerging actors, movements, policies, and practices reshaping today’s geographies of social welfare; 2) what are the effects of these new practices, actors, policies, and practices (material, affective, etc.); and 3) how do we theorize these new trends?
Papers in this session:
Waquar Ahmed, University of North Texas, Neoliberal Indian State as Caste Power
Mark Boyle, University of Liverpool, On the Efficacy of Relational Welfare
Alistair Sheldrick, University of Manchester, Universal Credit and shifting welfare encounters in not-for-profit support organisations in the UK.
Aisling Gallagher, Massey University Manawatu, The Where of Care: Speculative Dissonance and the Assetisation of Childcare
Cory Sanchez, University of Georgia, Under Transition: The evolution of co-location and its approach to homelessness
|Presenter||Waquar Ahmed*, University of North Texas, Neoliberal Indian State as Caste Power||20||1:10 PM|
|Discussant||Mark Boyle University of Liverpool||20||1:30 PM|
|Discussant||Alistair Sheldrick University of Manchester||20||1:50 PM|
|Presenter||Aisling Gallagher*, Massey University, The Where of Care: Speculative Dissonance and the Assetisation of Childcare||20||2:10 PM|
|Presenter||Cory Sanchez*, , Under Transition: The evolution of co-location and its approach to homelessness||20||2:30 PM|
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