Precarious work / edited by Arne L. Kalleberg and Steven P. Vallas.

by Kalleberg, Arne L [editor.]Looking glass; Vallas, Steven P. (Steven Peter), 1951- [editor.]Looking glass.

Series: Research in the sociology of work: Publisher: United Kingdom : Emerald Publishing, 2018.Description: x, 466 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781787432888.Subject(s): Precarious employmentLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This volume presents original theory and research on precarious work in various parts of the world, identifying its social, political and economic origins, its manifestations in the USA, Europe, Asia, and the Global South, and its consequences for personal and family life.
In the past quarter century, the nature of paid employment has undergone a dramatic change due to globalization, rapid technological change, the decline of the power of workers in favor of employers, and the spread of neoliberalism. Jobs have become far more insecure and uncertain, with workers bearing the risks of employment as opposed to employers or the government. This trend towards precarious work has engulfed virtually all advanced capitalist nations, but unevenly so, while countries in the Global South continue to experience precarious conditions of work.
This title examines theories of precarious work; cross-national variations in its features; racial and gender differences in exposure to precarious work; and the policy alternatives that might protect workers from undue risk. The chapters utilize a variety of methods, both quantitative statistical analyses and careful qualitative case studies. This volume will be a valuable resource that constitutes required reading for scholars, activists, labor leaders, and policy makers concerned with the future of work under contemporary capitalism.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Arne L. Kalleberg is Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA. He has written extensively on work, stratification and inequality, in particular on the emergence of nonstandard work arrangements such as temporary, contract, and part-time work in the US, Asia and Europe. His most recent publication is Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-Being in Rich Democracies and he is also Editor of Social Forces: An International Sociological Journal . Steven P. Vallas is Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University, USA. He has written numerous books and articles on work and authority systems in various industries including, most recently, Work: A Critique and The Sage Handbook of Resistance(co-edited with David Courpasson).