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Labor Politics in Latin America: Democracy and Worker Organization in the Neoliberal Era

Paul W. Posner, Viviana Patroni, and Jean François Mayer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400455
eISBN:
9781683400677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400455.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Labor Politics in Latin America assesses the capacity of working-class organizations to represent and advance working people’s demands in the era of globalization and neoliberalism, in which capital ... More


The Divisive State of Social Policy: The 'Bedroom Tax', Austerity and Housing Insecurity

Kelly Bogue

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350538
eISBN:
9781447350545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350538.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Drawing on first person accounts and participant observation, this book looks in-depth at one of the UK government’s most controversial austerity policies, the ‘Bedroom Tax’. Focusing on the lives of ... More


Kelly Reichardt

Katherine Fusco and Nicole Seymour

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041242
eISBN:
9780252050107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041242.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Kelly Reichardt is the first book-length study of contemporary filmmaker Kelly Reichardt. This book argues that Reichardt’s process-based slow cinema captures the “emergent” quality of contemporary, ... More


Introduction: Japan’s Possible Futures

Frank Baldwin and Anne Allison

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

The earthquake, tidal wave, and nuclear meltdown in 2011 brought enormous loss of life and destruction to a Japan already grappling with recession, demographic dilemmas, and challenges from China. ... More


Precarity and Hope: Social Connectedness in Postcapitalist Japan

Anne Allison

in Japan: The Precarious Future

Published in print:
1953
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479889389
eISBN:
9781479830893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479889389.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

In postwar Japan, durable attachments—to workplace and family—were the normative ideal. In post-Bubble Japan, the family-corporate system, along with its logics of time and security, has started to ... More


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


EU Migrant Workers, Brexit and Precarity: Polish Women's Perspectives from inside the UK

Eva A. Duda-Mikulin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447351627
eISBN:
9781447351665
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447351627.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In June 2016, after 43 years as part of the European community, the UK people decided to leave. In March 2017, the UK Prime Minister officially started the process of Brexit – the UK’s withdrawal ... More


Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge

Jeff Ferrell

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520295544
eISBN:
9780520968271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295544.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This is a book about drift and drifters—about the ways in which dislocation and disorientation can become phenomena in their own right. Locating drift within social, political, and spatial theory, ... More


Dealing with Welfare Conditionality: Implementation and Effects

Peter Dwyer (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447341826
eISBN:
9781447341864
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341826.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This edited collection considers how conditional welfare policies and services are implemented and experienced by a diverse range of welfare service users across a range of UK policy domains ... More


The Poor First

Walter Armbrust

in Martyrs and Tricksters: An Ethnography of the Egyptian Revolution

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691162645
eISBN:
9780691197517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162645.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on an influential post in June of 2011 by a blogger named Muhammad Abu al-Ghayt. Abu al-Ghayt's post frames class by reference to ʻashwa'iyyat, literally “haphazard” ... More


Locating solo performance

Stephen Greer

in Queer exceptions: Solo performance in neoliberal times

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526113696
eISBN:
9781526141941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526113696.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Since the late 1990s, the figure of the creative entrepreneur has played an increasingly significant role in the working life of performers and theatre-makers across the UK and Europe. Focusing on ... More


Precarious life, human development and the life course: critical intersections

Stephen Katz

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores the critical intersections between ageing, human development, and the life course as precarious forms of life. The first part reviews the literature on global precarity and the ... More


Older workers and ontological precarity: between precarious employment, precarious welfare and precarious households

David Lain, Laura Airey, Wendy Loretto, and Sarah Vickerstaff

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter develops a theoretical model for understanding ‘ontological precarity’ among older workers. Ontological precarity is caused by individuals feeling ‘trapped’ between precariousness in ... More


Precarity, migration and ageing

Karen Kobayashi and Mushira Mohsin Khan

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The profile of older adults in the Global North is changing rapidly with increasing proportions of foreign-born ageing populations. Despite their demographic significance, very little research has ... More


Reconstructing dependency: precarity, precariousness and care in old age

Michael Fine

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores the potential for the development of critical approach to care based on the concepts of precarity and precariousness. Applying those concepts at the level of both theory and ... More


From precarious employment to precarious retirement: neoliberal health and long-term care in the United States

Larry Polivka and Baozhen Luo

in Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447340850
eISBN:
9781447340904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447340850.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Neoliberal political economies have emerged across the west over the last 40 years. This development has been driven by several forces including public policy regimes that prioritize privatization of ... More


Youth, Jobs, and the Future: Problems and Prospects

Lynn S. Chancer, Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, and Christine Trost (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190685898
eISBN:
9780190685935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685898.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Economic Sociology

This book confronts the persistent issues of youth unemployment and worsening socioeconomic precarity in the United States. While overall unemployment has declined, the unemployment rate remains ... More


Introduction

Anne Balay

in Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Trucking has changed dramatically since the 1970s, with increased regulations and reduced pay. Queer people, women, and racial minorities have entered the industry during these years. How are these ... More


Absence of protection

Anthony Lloyd

in The Harms of Work: An Ultra-Realist Account of the Service Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781529204018
eISBN:
9781529204063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204018.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the absence of protection for employees within the service economy. Some employees are exploited by employers who extract ‘free’ work through practices such as underpayment of ... More


Living in a state of insecurity

Kelly Bogue

in The Divisive State of Social Policy: The 'Bedroom Tax', Austerity and Housing Insecurity

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447350538
eISBN:
9781447350545
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350538.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter begins by highlighting the circumstances and conditions of participants’ lives preceding the introduction of the Bedroom Tax policy. This serves as a starting point for the chapter, ... More


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