Seminário GI Identidades "The paradox of autonomy and dependency: Practices of kinship, citizenship and entrepreneurship in times of crisis"

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Fri . 4 Dec . 11h00 to 12h30
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Seminário GI Identidades "The paradox of autonomy and dependency: Practices of kinship, citizenship and entrepreneurship in times of crisis"
Susana Narotzky
Organização: 
GI Identidades
Instituição: 
Universitat de Barcelona

Seminário do Grupo de Investigação "Identidades, Culturas e Vulnerabilidades", que estará a cargo de Susana Narotzky (Universitat de Barcelona) e decorrerá através da plataforma Zoom/Colibri.

Título: "The paradox of autonomy and dependency: Practices of kinship, citizenship and entrepreneurship in times of crisis".

Resumo: 

"At the center of present-day tension between autonomy and dependency in Europe is the articulation between intimate inter-generational kinship relations, the labor market and other income opportunities, and the state’s mediation in the form of the pension system and other benefits. In Spain, unemployment, indebtedness, job instability, and austerity policies foster everyday inter-dependencies that provide support through personal networks or formal institutions. This happens in a context that promotes the entrepreneurial self but where expectations of individual autonomy are paradoxically increasingly difficult to fulfil. Solidarity obligations that weave everyday actions of support around parents, children, friends and neighbors, are confronted at another scale with a discourse of privilege of access to resources such as jobs (stable labor) and income (retirement pensions). This complex and contradictory map of responsibilities ultimately poses the question of the long term sustainability of a social system whose precariousness has been multiplied by the ongoing pandemic."

 

Nota biográfica

Susana Narotzky is Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Barcelona, Spain. She was awarded a European Research Council Advanced Grant to study the effects of austerity on Southern European livelihoods (Grassroots Economics [GRECO]). Her work is inspired by theories of critical political economy, moral economies, feminist economics, and value regimes. She has received a number of grants and fellowships. She has been a member of the Institute for Advanced Study (School of Social Science), Princeton (2019-2020). She is former President of the European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA) and has served as Secretary of the American Anthropological Association. Her most recent publication is Narotzky, S. (ed.) (2020) Grassroots Economies: Living with Austerity in Southern Europe, London: Pluto Press. .

 

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