This is a blog recording the announcements that are sent out on the CASCA listserv.

Monday, March 21, 2016

CASCA: Conferences, Calls for Papers, Events/Colloques, Appels à communication, Évènements

Conferences and calls for papers/Colloques et Appels à communication:

*Les colloques et appels à communication suivants viennent d'être ajoutés à
notre page web:
*The following conference announcements and calls for papers have just been
added to our web page:

-International Conference: "The Toronto School: Then | Now | Next"

-CFP: "Moral economies of care: dilemmas of inclusion and exclusion"

-Rêve et espace, Colloque international transdisciplinaire,
Département de littératures et de langues du monde de l'Université de
Montréal (UdeM)

-Appels à contributions - Parole de jeunesse : la part langagière des
différentiations sociales", Glottopol, numéro 29

Revue Recherches féministes

-APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS: «Semen» n° 43 l'émergence du rituel
politique, de l'énonciation à son observation

-CFP AAA 2016: The everyday as evidence: Translating trauma into
policy, law and justice

-Registration open - Ethnography in Canada 2016 Conference

-European Anthropology in a Changing World: From Culture to Global
Biology, 20th European Anthropological Association (EAA) Congress -
August 2016, Zagreb

-Call for submissions: Synergy: The Journal of Contemporary Asian Studies

-Restoring Respectful Relationships: Designing a Royal Proclamation of
Reconciliation, Walter Gordon Symposium, March 22-23, 2016, Massey
College, U of T

-Call for papers/panelists AAA: Evidencing the ageing process: An
Anthropology of misfortune, (un)certainty, and risk

See them and others on our website:

Consultez-les ou voyez toute la liste en visitant notre site web:



CFP: Global Value Chains (GVC) and Labour Unfreedom Workshop,
including gendered dimensions of labour, at the University of
Sheffield, May 26-27, 2016

Since the economic crisis of 2008-2009, labour unfreedom has
intensified at the bottom end of the labour market. Working
conditions, remuneration, and collective bargaining rights have
stagnated or declined for large-swathes of
the low-waged workforce. At the same time, evidence from several
sectors suggests that the practices commonly known as ?forced labour?
have become widespread and are accelerating in global value chains.
Indeed, the era of austerity seems to have condensed labour market
opportunities and across the
bottom rungs of the labour market.

The expansion of Global Value Chains has significant and far-reaching
implications for labour and the labour process. Legal and illegal
forms of exploitation are more porous and overlapping than is usually
acknowledged in scholarship and policy. There is an urgent need to
understand the nexus and
interactions between forced labour and 'regular' exploitation within
global value chains. Recent research on global value chains (GVC) and
global commodity chains (GCCs) has begun to remedy the 'labour
deficit' within those paradigms. Yet, we maintain that there is much
to be done to understand the dimensions of labour unfreedom and
degradation within and along value chains.

Bringing together scholars of both the 'normal' labour market and of
unfree labour (including forced labour and human trafficking), this
workshop will aim to build a comprehensive understanding of recovery's
effects on low-waged and vulnerable workers. Key questions include:

- How can the GVC/GCC and Labour Process Theory paradigms help us to
understand and represent the links between unfree labour, legal
exploitation and the degradation of labour within value chains?

- How can we best understand the gender dimensions of labour unfreedom
and degradation within and along supply chains?

- Moving beyond orthodox indicators of labour market performance (such as
unemployment and GDP), what evidence bases can be used to empirically
analyze and capture the full set of labour market challenges?

Overall, the workshop aims to generate new thinking about the overlaps
and boundaries between unfree labour and normalized exploitation
within global value chains. We welcome papers from a variety of
disciplines across the
social sciences.

Thanks to generous funding from the UK Economic and Social Research
Council, there will be no registration fee for the workshop and meals
will be provided. Limited funds are available to support travel.

Convened by: University of Sheffield Management School's Work,
Organization & Employment Research Center (WOERRC) and Sheffield
Political Economy
Research Institute (SPERI).

Deadline for submissions: 30th March 2016

Please submit a 250 word abstract and presenter bio to:

Dr Kirsty Newsome (

Dr Genevieve LeBaron (

Thank you/Merci

Casca News

This blog mirrors the list-serv for the Canadian Anthropology Society. To submit an announcement to this list, please email:

Blog Archive