Decentering wage labor as a new class politics

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This commentary on María Inéz Fernández Álvarez’s analysis of Argentina’s Confederation of Workers of the Popular Economy (CTEP) considers how the CTEP is a critique of precarious work that nonetheless refuses to reaffirm wage labor. It raises questions about the new politics of the CTEP, specifically its response to the work-citizenship nexus and its embrace of the heterogeneous category of the “popular economy.”

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Millar, K.M. Decentering wage labor as a new class politics. Dialect Anthropol 44, 83–85 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10624-019-9541-1

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Keywords

  • Wage labor
  • Precarity
  • Class
  • Latin America