Leisure, Justice and Economic Collapse

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 3:45 PM
Room: F206
Oral Presentation
Alan LAW , Trent University, Canada
This paper explores the roles of leisure to both ameliorate and deepen the catastrophic effects of unemployment. The main issue at stake is the extent to which the distributive justice of time and social legitimacy comes to bear in a way that reproduces social relations that, on one hand lead to social inclusion and on the other, radically marginalize victims of economic collapse.  The role of the state is critical in setting the terms of social legitimacy, but ‘the’ state has become agglomerated in clusters of social and economic practices that mutually regulate legitimacies of diverse peoples. State agglomerations are only one plane of action in a complex of social dimensions that find their roots at the intersections of continuously emergent cultural histories including millennia of globalizations.  The paper draws on histories of global economic collapse beginning in the 19th century.