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Politics of precarity: migrant conditions, struggles and experiences
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. (REMESO)
Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborgs University, Denmark.
2016 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In Politics of Precarity: Migrant Conditions, Struggles and Experiences, edited by Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Martin Bak Jørgensen, the contributing authors look into precarity. Precarity has become a buzzword in as well academia as among activist. The book depicts precarity as being both a condition and a mobilizing force for resistance. The volume asks questions that investigate conditions and resistance across diverse cases such as first generation urbanites in China, migrant pensioners and unemployed youth in Sweden and Spain, refugees in Germany, irregular and regular migrants in Southern Europe, Turkey, Russia the United States and South Africa.

Readership - Politics of Precarity is of interest for students and scholars within migration studies, sociology, social anthropology and political economy as well as people interested in the effects of neoliberalism.

Table of contents

1. From ‘Social Exclusion’ to ‘Precarity’. The Becoming Migrant of Labour. An IntroductionCarl-Ulrik Schierup and Martin Bak Jørgensen

2. A Geneology of Precarity: A Toolbox for Rearticulating Fragmented Social Realities in and out of the WorkplaceMaribel Casas-Cortés

3. The Precariat strikes back – precarity struggles in practiceMartin Bak Jørgensen

4. The Precariat: A View from the SouthRonaldo Munck

5. Turkey’s new precariat: Differentiated vulnerability and new alliancesNazli Senses

6. Multiplex migration and axes of precarization: Swedish retirement migrants to Spain and their service providersAnna Gavanas and Ines Calzada

7. Employment in crisis: Cyprus and the extension of precarityGregoris Ioannou

8. Regulating Illegal Work in China: Immigration Law and Precarious Migrant StatusMimi Zou

9. Running into nowhere: Educational migration in Beijing and the conundrum of social and existential mobilitySusanne Bregnbæk

10. Necropolitics and the Migrant as a Political Subject of Disgust: The Precarious Everyday of Russia’s Labour MigrantsJohn Round and Irina Kuznetsova-Morenko

11. Mobile commons and/in precarious spaces: Mapping migrant struggles and social resistanceNicos Trimikliniotis, Dimitris Parsanoglou & Vassilis Tsianos

12. The Working Class and the city as Political Platform in New YorkPeter Schultz Jørgensen

13. Under the Rainbow: Precarity and People Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa Carl-Ulrik Schierup

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden & Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. , 329 p.
Studies in Critical Social Sciences, ISSN 1573-4234 ; 97
Keyword [en]
precarity, migration, labour, social exclusion, neoliberalism, ethnic relations, racism, Sweden, South Africa, Spain, China, Cyprus, The United States, Russia
National Category
Work Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Economic History Sociology Social Anthropology Globalization Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132268ISBN: 9789004297814 (print)ISBN: 9789004329706 (print)OAI: diva2:1039636
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2006-1524Swedish Research Council, 2013-6682
Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-24 Last updated: 2016-11-09Bibliographically approved

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