Rethinking Class and Gender in the Time of Money


Sociologist Lisa Adkins describes how speculation, normally associated with finance, is at the heart of capitalism, guiding and directing social dynamics

Start Date

14th Aug 2017 5:30pm

End Date

14th Aug 2017 7:00pm


Centenary Lecture Theatre, Sandy Bay campus

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Presented by

Professor Lisa Adkins

Editor of the Australian Feminist Studies journal and Professor of Sociology, University of Newcastle

Households whose debts outstrip the probabilities of repayment and wages that do not cover the costs of life and work are key issues for our society. Professor Adkins explores how the logic of speculation is impacting on modes of social order, class and gender exploring critical analytical challenges for the discipline of sociology.

Lisa Adkins is an Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor and concurrently Professor of Sociology at the University of Newcastle, Australia. She has previously held posts at the University of London, the University of Manchester and the Australian National University. Her publications include The Post-Fordist Sexual Contract: Working and Living in Contingency (edited with Maryanne Dever, 2016); Measure and Value (with Celia Lury, 2012); Revisions: Gender and Sexuality in Late Modernity (2002) and Gendered Work (1995).