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Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Leah F. Vosko

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574810
eISBN:
9780191722080
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, HRM / IR

This book seeks to understand the precarious margins of late‐capitalist labour markets. Its point of departure is the prevailing view that the full‐time continuous job or the standard employment ... More


Labor Force Insecurity and U.S. Work Attitudes, 1970s–2006

Arne L. Kalleberg and Peter V. Marsden

in Social Trends in American Life: Findings from the General Social Survey since 1972

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133317
eISBN:
9781400845569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133317.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter considers subjective well-being at work—both perceived security and job satisfaction. Recent changes in U.S. economic organization have made employment more precarious. Jobs are viewed ... More


Multi-Status Oligarchs and the Negotiation of Precarious Values

Lazega Emmanuel

in The Collegial Phenomenon: The Social Mechanisms of Cooperation Among Peers in a Corporate Law Partnership

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242726
eISBN:
9780191697166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242726.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This chapter shows that the form taken by status competition at Spencer, Grace & Robbins stabilized its regulatory process and reinforced the status quo, particularly in the debates about ... More


Non-Standard Work, Flexibility, and United Kingdom Labour Law

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter elaborates the concepts that are central to the remainder of the book, namely ‘non-standard work’ and ‘labour market flexibility’. It delineates the ‘standard’ employment relationship ... More


Democracy in Israel: Proven Yet Precarious

Ezra Mendelsohn

in Studies in Contemporary Jewry: XII: Literary Strategies: Jewish Texts and Contexts

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112030
eISBN:
9780199854608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112030.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter reviews literary works made at the conundrum of Israel's democratic vitality. Israeli democracy has survived two major transfers of power, in 1977 and 1992, and has thereby passed the ... More


Born Out of Place: Migrant Mothers and the Politics of International Labor

Nicole Constable

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520282018
eISBN:
9780520957770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282018.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Born Out of Place focuses on the largely invisible and easily overlooked topic of babies born to migrant worker mothers. Such a focus brings to light the flaws and unintended consequences of ... More


The Personal Work Profile and the Idea of Personality in Work

Mark R. Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199551750
eISBN:
9780191731013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551750.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter introduces the notion of the ‘personal work profile’ as the basis for a yet more comprehensive or holistic way of understanding the legal construction of personal work relations. It then ... More


The Job: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

While the general public engages in varying levels of it, the models and modeling professionals I spoke to for this study claimed they felt as though they were never off duty and were always at work ... More


Health Equity in a Globalizing Era: Past Challenges, Future Prospects

Ronald Labonté and Arne Ruckert

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780198835356
eISBN:
9780191872952
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198835356.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book explores globalization as a ‘determinant’ of social determinants of health within and between nations. Although not a new a phenomenon, globalization has undergone dramatic shifts since the ... More


The Legal Characterization of Personal Work Relations and the Idea of Labour Law

Mark Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693610
eISBN:
9780191729744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter reflects on the ‘changing idea of labour law’ from the analytical perspective of the legal construction of ‘personal work relations’. It begins by introducing the notion of ‘legal ... More


Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Virginia Doellgast, Nathan Lillie, and Valeria Pulignano (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Reconstructing Solidarity is a book about unions’ struggles against the expansion of precarious work in Europe, and the implications of these struggles for worker solidarity and institutional change. ... More


The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Work Experience in America

David L. Blustein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190213701
eISBN:
9780190062682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190213701.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book provides a deeply psychological view of working in America with the intention of transforming existing assumptions and policies about work. At its best, working can provide a powerful sense ... More


The “Caddie Question”

Patrick Inglis

in Narrow Fairways: Getting By & Falling Behind in the New India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190664763
eISBN:
9780190664800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190664763.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility, Urban and Rural Studies

The golf caddies of Bangalore are not employees at the clubs where they work, and yet they must hand over personal identification, sign an attendance register, wear uniforms, attend training ... More


The Disrupted Workplace: Time and the Moral Order of Flexible Capitalism

Benjamin H. Snyder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190203498
eISBN:
9780190203535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Economic Sociology

The 21st century workplace compels Americans to be more flexible. To embrace change, work with unpredictable schedules, be available 24/7, and take charge of one’s own career. What are the wider ... More


Renewing Power Resources: Recruitment, Representation, and Mobilization

Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick and Richard Hyman

in Trade Unions in Western Europe: Hard Times, Hard Choices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199644414
eISBN:
9780191756290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644414.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter discusses union organizing efforts in terms of recruitment, particularly of ‘new’ constituencies and ‘atypical’ workers. But organizing is not only a question of recruitment: it should ... More


Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains

Shelley Marshall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830351
eISBN:
9780191868610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830351.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

In this groundbreaking book, Marshall presents a a regulatory plan for addressing poorly paid, precarious work in global supply chains. Aside from climate change, inequality and poverty remain the ... More


Humans as a Service: The Promise and Perils of Work in the Gig Economy

Jeremias Prassl

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198797012
eISBN:
9780191859458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797012.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The rise of the gig economy is disrupting business models across the globe. Platforms’ digital work intermediation has had a profound impact on traditional conceptions of the employment relationship. ... More


Economic Security *

Mike Berry

in The Affluent Society Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

A key plank of Galbraith’s argument concerning the impact of affluence on contemporary society was the claim that the age-old problem of economic insecurity had all but disappeared as a factor in ... More


Fixed-term contracts and unemployment at the beginning of the employment career in Germany: does gender matter?

Karin Kurz

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines to what extent women and men in West and East Germany are effected by fixed-term contracts and the risk of unemployment at the beginning of their career. The focus of this ... More


Judith Butler, Precarious Life, and Reproduction: From Social Ontology to Ontological Tact

Penelope Deutscher

in Foucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231176415
eISBN:
9780231544559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231176415.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Expands on a some rarely discussed mentions of embryonic life by Judith Butler. Suggests an extension of the concept of precarious life, so as to include a genealogy of the subject understood as ... More


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