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The New Social Division

Making and Unmaking Precariousness

Palgrave Macmillan

Part of the book series: Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology (PSEPS)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii
  2. The Precarization Effect

    1. The Precarization Effect

      • Donatella della Porta, Sakari Hänninen, Martti Siisiäinen, Tiina Silvasti
      Pages 1-23
  3. ‘Objective’ Class Characteristics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 25-25
    2. Precarity in Different Worlds of Social Classes

      • Harri Melin, Raimo Blom
      Pages 27-42
    3. A European Analysis of Subsistence Precarization and Precarious Risk

      • Erling Solheim, Håkon Leiulfsrud
      Pages 63-82
    4. The Precarious Status of Migrant Labour in Greece: Evidence from Rural Areas

      • Charalambos Kasimis, Apostolos G. Papadopoulos, Stavros Zografakis
      Pages 101-119
  4. Precarious Experiences

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 121-121
    2. On the Roma Precarious Experience Facing Free Christianism

      • Ildikó Asztalos Morell
      Pages 139-157
    3. Giving up Farming as a Precarious Decision

      • Tiina Silvasti, Sakari Hänninen
      Pages 159-175
    4. Precarious Voice or Precarious Noise?

      • Lauri Siisiäinen
      Pages 197-212
  5. Precarious Collective Actions (Struggles)

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 213-213
    2. Precarious Struggles in Italy

      • Donatella della Porta, Simone Baglioni, Herbert Reiter
      Pages 215-232
    3. The Transformation of Jobless Movement and the Segregation of the Unemployed in Finland since the 1990s

      • Martti Siisiäinen, Eeva Luhtakallio, Tomi Kankainen
      Pages 249-267
    4. The Making and Unmaking of Precarity: Some Concluding Remarks

      • Donatella della Porta, Sakari Hänninen, Martti Siisiäinen, Tiina Silvasti
      Pages 287-298

About this book

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.

Keywords

  • Precarization
  • unemployment
  • social exclusion
  • social movements
  • equality
  • labour market
  • capitalism
  • flexibility
  • identity
  • labor market
  • Segregation
  • social theory
  • transformation

Reviews

“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)

Editors and Affiliations

  • European University Institute, Italy

    Donatella Porta

  • National Institute for Health and Welfare, Finland

    Sakari Hänninen

  • University of Jyväskylä, Finland

    Martti Siisiäinen, Tiina Silvasti

About the editors

Ildikó Asztalos Morell, Mälardalen University, Sweden. Simone Baglioni, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Raimo Blom, University of Tampere, Finland. Kevin Doogan, University of Bristol, UK. Klaus Dörre, Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena, Germany. Tomi Kankainen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland. Charalambos Kasimis, Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. Håkon Leiulfsrud, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway. Kirsti Lempiäinen, 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 Jyväskylä, 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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eBook USD 119.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-137-50935-2
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  • Readable on all devices
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Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)