Call for Papers – 37th Labour Process Conference, Vienna 2019

The 37 th  International Labour Process Conference 2019

‘Fragmentations and Solidarities’

University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

24-26 th  April 2019

Abstract submission through the ILPC website ( will open at the start of
June 2018 with a deadline of October 26th 2018.

Exzerpt from the Call:

„The conference organizers welcome papers on any issue concerning the analysis of labour processes, labour markets, labour organising and labour reproduction. The  2019  conference  will  additionally  focus  on  ‘Fragmentations  and  Solidarities’  in contemporary work and employment relations. Recent developments in the economy and society  challenge  the  institutional  frameworks  of  employment,  accelerating  the  ongoing processes of deregulation and flexibilisation. This reiterates segregation along the lines of gender, ethnicity and qualifications and creates new formal and symbolic boundaries within the  workforce.  Furthermore,  transnational  forms  of  work  organization  and  global  value
chains modify and partly intensify the divisions of labour, deepening the unequal distribution
of wealth, ecological hazard, and risk to health and social security among employees in the
world. Global inequality, in return, pushes workers to leave their home countries and migrate
to adjacent or more distant formal or informal labour markets, raising the issue of solidarity
within  and  between  the  formally  and  informally  employed  workforces.  Finally,  new
technologies appear to increase their impacts in uncertain directions: augmenting the share
of  knowledge  work  and  improving  skill  levels,  threatening  jobs,  and/or  increasing  the
pressure on workers and the scope of managerial control. There is considerable risk of new
fragmentations  of  employment  according  to  different  skill  levels,  forms  of  contract  and
locations of work.“

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