Precarity has become a buzzword in academia and among activist. This book depicts precarity as being both a condition and a mobilizing force for resistance.

Politics of PrecarityIn Politics of Precarity: Migrant Conditions, Struggles and Experiences, edited by Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Martin Bak Jørgensen, the contributing authors look into precarity. Precarity has become a buzzword in as well academia as among activist. The book depicts precarity as being both a condition and a mobilizing force for resistance. The volume asks questions that investigate conditions and resistance across diverse cases such as first generation urbanites in China, migrant pensioners and unemployed youth in Sweden and Spain, refugees in Germany, irregular and regular migrants in Southern Europe, Turkey, Russia the United States and South Africa.
Contributors are: Susanne Bregnbæk, Ines Calzada, Maribel Casas-Cortés, Anna Gavanas, Gregoris Ioannou, Martin Bak Jørgensen, Irina Kuznetsova-Morenko, Ronaldo Munck, Dimitris Parsanoglou, John Round, Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Peter Schultz Jørgensen, Nazlı Şenses, Vassilis Tsianos, Nicos Trimikliniotis, and Mimi Zou.

Politics of Precarity is of interest for students and scholars within migration studies, sociology, social anthropology and political economy as well as people interested in the effects of neoliberalism.

Table of contents

1. From ‘Social Exclusion’ to ‘Precarity’. The Becoming Migrant of Labour. An Introduction
Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Martin Bak Jørgensen

2. A Geneology of Precarity: A Toolbox for Rearticulating Fragmented Social Realities in and out of the Workplace
Maribel Casas-Cortés

3. The Precariat strikes back – precarity struggles in practice
Martin Bak Jørgensen

4. The Precariat: A View from the South
Ronaldo Munck

5. Turkey’s new precariat: Differentiated vulnerability and new alliances
Nazli Senses

6. Multiplex migration and axes of precarization: Swedish retirement migrants to Spain and their service providers
Anna Gavanas and Ines Calzada

7. Employment in crisis: Cyprus and the extension of precarity
Gregoris Ioannou

8. Regulating Illegal Work in China: Immigration Law and Precarious Migrant Status
Mimi Zou

9. Running into nowhere: Educational migration in Beijing and the conundrum of social and existential mobility
Susanne Bregnbæk

10. Necropolitics and the Migrant as a Political Subject of Disgust: The Precarious Everyday of Russia’s Labour Migrants
John Round and Irina Kuznetsova-Morenko

11. Mobile commons and/in precarious spaces: Mapping migrant struggles and social resistance
Nicos Trimikliniotis, Dimitris Parsanoglou & Vassilis Tsianos

12. The Working Class and the city as Political Platform in New York
Peter Schultz Jørgensen

13. Under the Rainbow: Precarity and People Power in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Carl-Ulrik Schierup 

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