May 23, 2017, 10:30-6pm

Goldsmith, University of London

Professor Stuart Hall Building, PSH Room 326

This one-day symposium brings together leading scholars from across disciplines to advance our understanding of political economy in the ‘spheres beyond production’. Different theoretical traditions and approaches frame this as Social Reproduction, the Care Economy or Systems of Provision; this event seeks to bring these distinct voices into dialogue and debate to enhance the study of contemporary political economy. The urgency of this endeavour is the on-going efforts to enhance the privatisation of social security  at the same time as all forms of inequality are intensifying along the various axes of gender, class, race, ethnicity, religion as well as age and geography.

The symposium format asks the same questions to contributors from the different variants of social reproduction, the Care economy, Systems of Provision and other iterations of gendered postcolonial approaches that will be answered using from their theory, method, and/or evidence in an open debate with the audience.

10:30 – 12:30    Session 1

How do you conceptualise or analyse the spheres beyond production? In particular, what is its relation to production and accumulation?
Contributors: Jane Pollard (Newcastle), Ben Fine (SOAS), Susan Himmelweit (Open University), Kate Bedford (Kent)

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30-3:30 Session 2

How do you conceptualise or analyse gender, race, class and other axis of inequality?
Contributors: Adrienne Roberts (Manchester), Kate Baylis (SOAS), Hannah Bargawi (SOAS), Sara Stevano (SOAS)

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

4:00- 6:00 Session 3

How do we build a shared research agenda? What could it look like?
Contributors: Emma Dowling (Jena), Johnna Montgomerie (Goldsmiths), Nick Taylor (Goldsmiths)


This event is free, but space is limited, register your attendance on the IPEG facebook event or turn up early.

A limited number of travel bursaries are available, priority is given to PhD students and academic workers not on permanent contract, but everyone is welcome to apply if travel costs are an obstacle to attendance. Email

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