‘It’s not immaterial’ – Materiality at work

BSA Work, Employment and Economic Life Study Group Seminar/Workshop

‘It’s not immaterial’ – Materiality at work

Friday 24 January 2014, 13:30-17:00

BSA Meeting Room, Imperial Wharf, London.

The BSA WEEL group is holding a half day seminar/workshop on materiality at work on Friday 24th January 1.30pm – 5pm.

How does the material environment of work matter? How are working lives and the organisation of the workplace impacted by the spaces, size, weight, smells, sounds and other material characteristics of particular jobs? In what ways do workers physically interact with the material world in order to perform work? How do instruments or tools mediate this interaction? Are interactions with organic materials different from interactions with non-organic materials? To what extent can we understand interactions with technology as material, rather than immaterial?

Generally, what can an understanding of work as material contribute to the sociology of work and employment?

The event will be held in the BSA meeting room, Imperial Wharf, London. Costs to participants: BSA members £20 (waged), £25 non-BSA members (waged) and free unwaged/student.

Online registration is available now at: http://portal.britsoc.co.uk/public/event/eventBooking.aspx?id=EVT10330

More information is available online at: http://www.britsoc.co.uk/specialisms/weel.aspx#_fe

Administrative enquiries to BSA Events Team: events@britsoc.org.uk

Academic enquiries to Ben Fincham: b.m.fincham@sussex.ac.uk

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