I’m looking forward to speaking on a panel titled Labour in the Cultural Industries at the Global Labour Research Centre at York University on March 14. From the organizers:
The Global Labour Research Centre is pleased to host a panel on
Labour in the Cultural Industries
Tuesday, March 14, 1pm-3pm
S802 Ross Building, York University
Join us for a panel discussion that examines labour in the cultural industries in Canada. The panel features presentations by Tanner Mirrlees (University of Ontario Institute of Technology), Nicole Cohen (University of Toronto), Derek Hrynyshyn (York University), and Katherine Lapointe (Canadian Media Guild). Panelists will discuss the political economy of labour in the Canadian cultural industries, organizing freelance media workers, cultural labour and class consciousness, and organizing in digital media. Recently published books by Tanner Mirrlees – Global Entertainment Media: Between Cultural Imperialism and Cultural Globalization (Routledge, 2013) and Hearts and Mines: The US Empire’s Culture Industry (University of British Columbia Press, 2016) – and Nicole Cohen – Writers’ Rights: Freelance Journalism in a Digital Age (McGill-Queens, 2016) – will be available for purchase at the event.