2017 Canadian Political Science Association

Annual Conference Programme

Ryerson University
  Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences: May 27 - June 2
  The CPSA conference dates within Congress are Tuesday, May 30 to Thursday, June 1.

All members are invited to attend the
2017 Annual General Meeting to be held on
May 31, 2017 at Ryerson University.

Time: 01:00pm to 02:00pm | Location: HEI-201 (Heidelberg Centre)

May 31, 2017

Time: Cocktails available at 6:00 pm; Dinner from 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm |
   Location: Dim Sum King (421 Dundas Street West, Toronto)


Political Economy

Session: G14(b) - Workshop - Conceptualizing and Measuring Insecurity in Canada: The Politics of Precariousness - Roundtable: Thinking about Precariousness (see/voir L14(b))

Date: Jun 1, 2017 | Time: 01:30pm to 03:00pm | Location: VIC-609 (Victoria Building)| iCal iOS / Outlook

Joint Session / Séance conjointe: with/avec Race, Ethnicity, Indigenous Peoples and Politics / Race, ethnicité, peuples autochtones et politique

Chair/Présidente: Christina Gabriel (Carleton University)

Participants & Authors/Auteurs:

Aziz Choudry (McGill University)
Luin Goldring (York University)
Leah Vosko (York University)
Patti Lenard (University of Ottawa)

Scholars in Canada have played a key role in developing the concept of precariousness. Precariousness, for instance, has been deployed to convey how different forms of employment are shaped by status, forms of employment and broader social relations producing particular forms of inequality for different groups of people. Relatedly, scholars have drawn attention to how precarious immigration status is implicated in differential forms of access and citizenship rights within the political community leading to varying forms of exclusion. This roundtable draws together participants from a variety of vantage points to first reflect how the concept of precariousness finds expression in their own work. Second to consider whether it can be pushed further and lastly whether the term prompts consideration and/or reconsideration of forms of collective action and strategies of resistance?