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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Andrew Ross

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just ... More


Introduction

Andrew Ross

in Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776292
eISBN:
9780814777398
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the emerging pattern of labor instability in the changing global marketplace. In the modern era, mass migration to cities and manufacturing zones was ... More


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