Julie Rose Speaks on the Political Theory of Work and Leisure

Julie Rose, Associate Professor of Governance at Dartmouth College, will give a talk with the title “The Future of Work? The Political Theory of Work and Leisure.”

The talk is co-sponsored by the newly formed Center for Future Work Places and Practices at Virginia Tech.

The talk will take place on September 20, 2023, from 4-5:30pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Graduate Life Center.

The talk is tailored to appeal to both faculty and students, with plenty of time for discussion and interaction with the guest speaker. The talk will be followed by a public reception. You are cordially invited to attend.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Holly Belcher (hollymb2@nullvt.edu) at least ten business days before the event.

Here is the abstract of the talk: The prospect of rapid technological development and automation have heightened attention toward issues of work and leisure, prompting many to ask what the future of work will be. Though this question is sometimes asked as a matter of forecasting, the path forward is not predetermined. A range of collective choices shape the conditions of people’s work and leisure. It is essential for these choices to be guided by consideration of what the future of work should be. This article reviews recent literature in normative political theory about work and leisure, focusing on how they should be conceptualized, the multidimensional values and disvalues associated with both, and the grounds of people’s claims to each. It highlights how the goods and bads of work and leisure are unequally shared by race, gender, and class, as well as the theoretical and practical advantages of considering people’s interests in work and leisure in conjunction. 

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