Ecotechnics of the Social: Book launch and seminar


Dates and times: 

September 16, 2021 - 10:30


University of Waterloo
online, ON online


Ecotechnics of the Social

Thursday September 16th 10:30-12pm EDT; 15:30-17:00 BST (via Zoom)

A conversation of themes emerging from a recent publication, Law, Migration and Precarious Labour: Ecotechnics of the Social, by Anastasia Tataryn (Routledge 2021).

With Patricia Tuitt, Elena Loizidou and Cristina Vanin

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Reviews of the book:

'This fantastic book marks a significant addition to the conceptual and theoretical tools for analysing contemporary human mobility. Through an analysis of migration/movement and labour/active life, Tataryn explores how our coming together in a shared world is not only governed but shaped through nation states, markets, and law. She demonstrates how labour migration helps us better understand and imagine contemporary socialities and goes beyond critique to open up new possibilities for imagining ways of being together in the world. Migration needs new thinking, and this is what this book gives us.'

– Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship, University of Bristol, UK

'A new light is shed on labour migration with this book. Through Jean Luc Nancy’s work on ecotechnics, Tataryn links the political dimension of migration with geopolitical, technological, legal, philosophical, and broadly understood ecological concepts, and allows us to imagine a new material and embodied way of conceptualising migration and thereby resisting easy neoliberal constructions. It shows how migration is not an isolated phenomenon but the inescapable sense of our ontological condition. This is a profoundly topical book, unapologetically putting labour migration at the forefront of the contemporary global political move to the right, and offering strategies of resistance that question the usual preponderance of the market, the nation-state and the law. Migration is no longer a problem to be solved but an onto-epistemic plurality of flows.'

– Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory, University of Westminster, UK


Dr Anastasia Tataryn

St. Jerome’s University of Waterloo Rm 2008 Sweeney Hall

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