Outside the wage I: Seeing politics and possibilities with critical comparisons

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Economic Geography Specialty Group, Socialist and Critical Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Maryland A, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Aman Luthra, Jennifer Tucker
Chairs: Christian Anderson


How are the compulsions and convulsions of late capitalism reconfiguring work, its spaces, value regimes, and political possibilities? And how are these reconfigurations of work imbricated within shifting dynamics of urban development and urbanized value formation? This AAG convening seeks to engage researchers and activists working at these intersections through a conversation on the phenomena of work outside the wage in our young, urban century. Against the individualistic orthodoxies of the neoliberal academy, we suggest that collective thinking produces better scholarship. We envision this paired AAG paper session and workshop as an opportunity to collectively explore alternative, collaborative authorship models for a special issue, or other publication, experimenting with critical comparative approaches.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Cynthia Morinville*, University of Toronto, The Toil of Waste: Exploring invisible exploitation and infrastructural labour in the informal e-waste economy 20 1:10 PM
Presenter Kathryn Wells*, Georgetown University, Precarious Urban Labor: The Work Lives of Uber Drivers 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Vinzenz Baumer Escobar*, Utrecht University, Self-Employment in Catalonia and the UK: the Promise and Pitfalls of Freedom in the Post-Wage Economy 20 1:50 PM
Presenter William Monteith*, Queen Mary University of London, Ordinary work in the post-wage economy: Reflections from a Ugandan marketplace 20 2:10 PM
Discussant Jennifer Tucker University of New Mexico 20 2:30 PM

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