Changing Geographies of Social Welfare I: New Approaches and Technologies

Type: Paper
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Sponsor Groups: Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: Maryland C, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Melissa Heil
Chairs: Melissa Heil

Description

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


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
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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