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Feb 03, 2015
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| ISBN 9781781685952
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| ISBN 9781781685976
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Feb 03, 2015 | ISBN 9781781685969
Feb 24, 2015 | ISBN 9781781685952
Feb 03, 2015 | ISBN 9781781685976
Years of remodelling the welfare state, the rise of technology, and the growing power of neoliberal government apparatuses have established a society of the precarious. In this new reality, productivity is no longer just a matter of labour, but affects the formation of the self, blurring the division between personal and professional lives. Encouraged to believe ourselves flexible and autonomous, we experience a creeping isolation that has both social and political impacts, and serves the purposes of capital accumulation and social control.In State of Insecurity, Isabell Lorey explores the possibilities for organization and resistance under the contemporary status quo, and anticipates the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious.
“The important contribution of this thoughtful work is to let us understand finally that precarity is not a passing or episodic condition, but a new form of regulation that distinguishes this historical time.” —Judith Butler, from the foreword
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