Syrian Refugees as Agricultural Labourers in Turkey: Reflections on Refugee-Host Relations from a Labour Perspective

Room RB01, SOAS Main Building SOAS University of London, London, United Kingdom

Face-to-face seminar at SOAS and online Zoom webinar by Zeynep Ceren Eren Benlisoy (International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague) Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/reflections-on-refugee-host-relations-from-a-labour-perspective-tickets-583499862797 Abstract The Eastern Mediterranean region of Turkey attracts massive numbers of agricultural labourers during the harvest season. This rural labour market used to be primarily composed of Kurdish and Arab seasonal workers…

Differentiated outcomes of agrarian change among India’s Adivasis: land, labour and class inequality

Online

By Rajanya Bose (University of Sheffield) 19 October, 4:15 - 6:00 pm UK time Webinar via Zoom Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/MnPigI7L1sw This presentation explores the class dynamics of ongoing agrarian changes among Adivasis or indigenous people in two states in Eastern India. Adivasis have generally borne a disproportionate burden of displacement in postcolonial India,…

Fields of Revolution: Agrarian Reform and Rural State Formation in Bolivia (1935-1964)

Online

By Carmen Soliz (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) Webinar via Zoom, jointly hosted with UCL Institute of the Americas 6 November, 4:15 - 6:00 pm UK time Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/x1CV8iCTneE Fields of Revolution examines the second largest case of peasant land redistribution in Latin America and agrarian reform — arguably the most…

Plantation Crisis: Ruptures of Dalit Life in the Indian Tea Belt

Hybrid (Online & In-person)

By Jayaseelan Raj (King’s College London) Webinar via Zoom & in-person seminar at Queen Mary University of London (PL 301, Peter Landin Teaching Rooms, QMUL, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DH, next to the Union Shop), jointly hosted with Centre on Labour, Sustainability & Global Production, QMUL 16 November, 4:15 - 6:00 pm UK time Webinar…

From seeds of friendship to technologies of resistance: Understanding China’s ambiguous role in rural Tajikistan

Hybrid (Online & In-person)

By Irna Hofman (University of Oxford) Webinar via Zoom & in-person seminar at and jointly hosted with the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague (Aula A, ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, 2518 AX The Hague) 4 December, 4:15 - 6:00 pm Netherlands time (CEST) Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/NpviCy-Nc-M China’s nascent role in the global agrifood…

Land’s future? (Re)imagining land as a financial asset class

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By Sarah Ruth Sippel (Münster University) Webinar, jointly hosted with Centre on Labour, Sustainability and Global Production, QMUL 29 January, 4:15 - 6:00 pm UK time Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/fMpKWdShcq4 In recent years, ‘all things nature’ have been subjected to finance’s reimagining – be it oil, water, wildlife, or weather, nature is increasingly providing…

Global labour studies, racial capitalism and the Plantationocene: Analysing capitalism as an integrated formation

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By Jörg Nowak (University of Brasília) Webinar, jointly hosted with Centre on Labour, Sustainability and Global Production, QMUL 8 February, 4:15 – 6:00 pm UK time Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/JVm5GlU21xE Despite of the centrality of the topic of labour in the 1983 book by Cedric Robinson, Black Marxism, Global Labour Studies has devoted limited…

The political economy of the agrochemical complex in China

Hybrid (Online & In-person)

By Yunan Xu (International Institute of Social Studies) Online webinar & in-person seminar, at and jointly hosted with International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague 21 February, 10:15 am - 12:00 pm Netherlands time / 5:15 pm - 7:00 pm China time / 9:15 am - 11:00 pm UK time Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/0JDJ0u73xCk…

Agrarian extractivism: what is it about and why does it matter?

Hybrid (Online & In-person)

By Alberto Alonso-Fradejas (Wageningen University) Online webinar & in-person seminar at Wageningen University (Room 68, Leeuwenborch building) and jointly hosted with UCL Institute of the Americas 12 March, 4:00 - 5:30 pm Netherlands / 3:00 - 4:30 pm UK time Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/6js-MGuc_lA The historical and growing global interest on natural resources for…

Everyday politics of class relations: Sub-contracting and Classes of labour in India’s building construction

Online

By Manish Maskara (SOAS, University of London) Online Webinar  21 March, 4:15 – 6:00 pm UK time Webinar recording available here: https://youtu.be/bCFiiMrtmkA Labour migration, both international and internal, has shaped the organisation of exploitation in enabling historical and contemporary forms of capital accumulation. For instance, the cases of South African migrant workers in the mines,…