Neo-Liberal Emotions: Space, Work, and Social Policies

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
TG08 Society and Emotions (host committee)

Language: Spanish and English

The current state of “normalized” societies geared towards the enjoyment of consumption calls for critical rethinking of the main features of the so-called neoliberal economies, such as  space management, "new" modalities of work and the central role of social policies.
Although the sociological study of the city and the urban life is more than a hundred years old and has accumulated much specialized knowledge, the city still presents several issues. It is a center of production and reproduction of spatialities, bodies and emotions. It is subject to socio-spatial segregation, the patrimonialization, suburbanization, gentrification – to mention most significant processes, related to the changing patterns of land ownership and consumption. How do these relate to feelings of joy, pride, boredom, stress, humiliation or indignation in urban space?
The complexity of labor world in contemporary societies has motivated a series of interdisciplinary debates about, for example, “global work”, “digital work” and “work 4.0”. Our in interest is in how these transformations of labor have intensified and reconfigured the connections between body, work, subjectivities and social emotions.

The “old social question” called for responses to the conflict between labor and capital. Today it requires reflecting upon how states have responded to a completely re-structured world of work, generating new work-related conflicts. What is the link between the re-structuring, state policies and emotions? The central thesis is that emotions attenuate social conflict and thus help reproduce the new mode of accumulation.
Session Organizers:
Adrian SCRIBANO, CONICET-IIGG-UBA, Argentina, Angelica DE SENA, INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES GINO GERMANI - UBA, Argentina, Alicia LINDON, Departamento de Sociología de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico, Enrica MORLICCHIO, University of Naples Federico II, Italy and Pedro ROBERTT, Instituto de Sociologia e Política, Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Brazil
María Noel MÍGUEZ PASSADA, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Enrica MORLICCHIO, University of Naples Federico II, Italy
Haruo SAKIYAMA, Ritsumeikan University, Japan, Victoria D'HERS, CONICET-IIGG, Argentina, Karla ROJAS MORENO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico, Katy GOLDSTRAW, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, Gabriela VERGARA, CONICET-UNVM, Argentina, Evelyn ENCALADA GREZ, OISE of the University of Toronto, Canada and Lorenzo BRUNI, Università di Perugia, Italy
Oral Presentations
Effective Access to Health Services, a Professional Perception in Chimalhuacán, México
Karla ROJAS MORENO, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico; Margarita CAMARENA, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Distributed Papers
Managing El Corazon and Transnational Households Among Mexican Migrant Women
Evelyn ENCALADA GREZ, OISE of the University of Toronto, Canada
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