The paucity of understanding about the likely impacts of climate change on the worldof work ' paid and unpaid ' leaves citizens with little direction about how totransform their working and living patterns along more sustainable lines, beyondgreen consumerism. This paper argues that the deep social and economic instabilitythat is already emerging as a result of climate change will fundamentally transformthe relationship between the relations of production and social reproduction. It posesquestions about the implications of the anticipated increasing instability of the globalmarket economy for the continued provisioning of human needs in western nations.What might the economic, food, water and energy crises mean for how Australiancitizens 'make do'? It is contended that an over-reliance on the market for thenecessities of life has undermined citizens' skills and capacities to survive andsocially reproduce in world where supply chains are increasingly disrupted andinoperable.
|Title of host publication||TASA 2009|
|Subtitle of host publication||The future of sociology|
|Editors||Dan Woodman Dan Woodman|
|Place of Publication||Canberra|
|Publisher||The Australian Sociological Association|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Event||Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference - Canberra, ACT., Australia|
Duration: 01 Dec 2009 → 04 Dec 2009
|Conference||Australian Sociological Association Annual Conference|
|Period||01/12/09 → 04/12/09|
Blyth, S., & Masterman-Smith, H. (2009). Market interrupted: climate change and social reproduction. In D. W. D. Woodman (Ed.), TASA 2009: The future of sociology (pp. 1-10). The Australian Sociological Association.