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The Precariat

The New Dangerous Class. Bloomsbury Revelations

By (author) Guy Standing
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London, United Kingdom
Imprint: Bloomsbury Academic
Published: 20th Oct 2016
Dimensions: w 133mm h 223mm d 14mm
Weight: 365g
ISBN-10: 1474294162
ISBN-13: 9781474294164
Barcode No: 9781474294164
Synopsis
First published in 2011 The Precariat is the hugely influential first account of an emerging class of people facing insecurity, moving in and out of precarious work that gives little meaning to their lives. Standing warns that the growth of the precariat is producing instabilities in society. Its internal divisions have led to the villainization of migrants and other vulnerable groups and some are susceptible to the dangers of political extremism. Standing argues for a new politics which puts the fears and aspirations of the precariat at the heart of a progressive strategy of redistribution and income security. The precariat is an increasingly global phenomenon, highly visible in the ongoing migrant crisis and protest movements around the world. In a new preface for the Revelations edition Guy Standing discusses recent political developments and their effect on the precariat.

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Buy Guy Standing's book, The Precariat! Or nick/borrow it! * John Harris, The Guardian * A very important book. * Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA * This important and original book brings out the political dangers, so clear in contemporary America, of failing to address the insecurities of the Precariat. It also suggests the way forward: a reconstruction of the concept of work. * Eileen Applebaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington DC, USA * Guy Standing provides an incisive account of how precariousness is becoming the new normality in globalised labour markets, and offers important guidelines for all concerned to build a more just society. * Richard Hyman, London School of Economics, UK *