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Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Anna Dezeuze

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This book proposes a new reading of contemporary art between 1958 and 2009 by sketching out a trajectory of ‘precarious’ art practices. Such practices risk being dismissed as ‘almost nothing’ because ... More


The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Fabio Berton and Matteo Richiardi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The economic crisis has revealed the dark side of deregulation in the labour market: rising unemployment, limited access to social security and, due to low wages, no savings to count upon in bad ... More


Introduction: almost nothing

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

This introduction introduces the term ‘precariousness’ by contrasting it with the ‘ephemeral’. Precarious practices that explore the ‘almost nothing’ are situated in the context of studies of ... More


Postscript: on the humanism of precarious works

Anna Dezeuze

in Almost Nothing: Observations on precarious practices in contemporary art

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719088575
eISBN:
9781526120717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088575.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

Arendt’s humanist perspective, which is central to this study, is interrogated in this postscript in two ways. Firsty, it is contrasted with the ‘Chinese’ model of thought proposed by François ... More


Undoing Ethics: Butler on Precarity, Opacity and Responsibility

Catherine Mills

in Butler and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748678846
eISBN:
9781474412438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678846.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The concept of vulnerability has been an important point of reference for recent feminist interventions in ethics and political philosophy. Judith Butler presents a case for the ethical and political ... More


Worker security and the spread of non-standard work

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This volume investigates the relationship between labour market flexibility and worker security in advanced capitalist countries. This is done with reference to the Italian case put against the ... More


Flexibility and security in contemporary labour markets

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In the most recent institutional and academic literature, both work flexibility and worker security are understood as concepts with a multifaceted nature. Flexibility of a work relationship involves ... More


A monetary measure of worker (in)security

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter the overall level of security enjoyed by every individual worker is measured by summing, over the medium run and in monetary terms, all the benefits they receive, and namely net ... More


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