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The New Social Division : Making and Unmaking Precariousness

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This volume addresses issues of precariousness in a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, looking at socio-economic transformations as well as the identity formation and political organizing of precarious people. The collection bridges empirical research with social theory to problematize and analyse the precariat.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 309 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19.05mm | 5,072g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2015
  • 2 Illustrations, black and white; XII, 309 p. 2 illus.
  • 1137509333
  • 9781137509338

Table of contents

1. The precarisation effect; Donatella della Porta, Sakari Hanninen, Martti Siisiainen and Tiina Silvasti Part I 2. Precarity in the different worlds of social classes; Harri Melin and Raimo Blom 3. Precarity - minority condition or majority experience?; Kevin Doogan 4. A European analysis of subsistence precarisation and precarious risk; Erling Solheim and Hakon Leiulfsrud 5. Tests for the Underclass: The Social Effects of Activating Labour Market Policy in Germany; Klaus Dorre 6. The precarious status of migrant labour in Greece: evidence from rural areas; Charalambos Kasimis, Apostolos, G. Papadopoulos and Stavros Zografakis Part II 7. Precariousness in Academia - The prospects of employment in changing universities; Kirsti Lempiainen 8. On the Roma precarious experience facing Pentecostalism; Ildiko Asztalos Morell 9. Giving up Farming as a Precarious Decision; Tiina Silvasti and Sakari Hanninen 10. Precarious Experience Denied?; Mikko Jakonen 11. Precarious Voice or Precarious Noise?; Lauri Siisiainen Part III 12. Precarious Struggles in Italy; Donatella della Porta, Simone Baglioni and Herbert Reiter 13. The Many Frames of Precarious Condition. Some Insights from Italian Mobilization against Precarity; Alice Mattoni 14. The transformation of jobless' movement and the segregation of the unemployed in Finland since the 1990s; Martti Siisiainen, Eeva Luhtakallio and Tomi Kankainen 15. Varieties of precarious workers' unionism: Greece and Italy compared; Markos Vogiatzoglou 16. The Making and Unmaking of Precarity: Some Concluding Remarks; Donatella della Porta, Sakari Hanninen, Martti Siisiainen and Tiina Silvasti
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"The collection offers some valuable contributions to the existing body of knowledge. ... the book is strong on its diverse analytical dimensions, which reveal the manifold character of the precarisation process. It brings important contributions to the debate by offering a contextual understanding of the triggers behind, experiences of and struggles against precariousness." (Mirela Ivanova, Transfer, Vol. 23 (4), 2017)
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"The collection offers some valuable contributions to the existing body of knowledge. ... the book is strong on its diverse analytical dimensions, which reveal the manifold character of the precarisation process. It brings important contributions to the debate by offering a contextual understanding of the triggers behind, experiences of and struggles against precariousness." (Mirela Ivanova, Transfer, Vol. 23 (4), 2017)
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About Donatella Della Porta

Ildiko Asztalos Morell, Malardalen University, Sweden. Simone Baglioni, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Raimo Blom, University of Tampere, Finland. Kevin Doogan, University of Bristol, UK. Klaus Doerre, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany. Tomi Kankainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Charalambos Kasimis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. Hakon Leiulfsrud, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Kirsti Lempiainen, University of Lapland, Finland. Eeva Luhtakallio, University of Tampere, Finland. Alice Mattoni, European University Institute, Italy. Harri Melin, University of Tampere, Finland. Apostolos G. Papadopoulos, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece. Herbert Reiter, European University Institute, Italy. Lauri Siisiainen, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. Erling Solheim, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Markos Vogiatzoglou , European University Institute, Italy. Stavros Zografakis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece.
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