Book abstract: This volume addresses issues of precariousness in a broad perspective, examining socio-economic transformations as well as the identity formation and political organizing of precarious people. Bridging empirical research with social theory, this interdisciplinary collection illustrates how structural constraints and agency combine in the struggles over precariousness. The book approaches precarization as a globally orchestrated process which has deep impacts on human socio-economic conditions, living experiences and civic action. The category of the precariat is not taken as given but is comparatively problematized as an effect of processes of precarization which proceed in distinct patterns in different contexts.
|Title of host publication||The New Social Division: Making and Unmaking Precariousness|
|Editors||D. della Porta, S. Hänninen, M. Siisiäinen, T. Silvasti|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Name||Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology|
Della Porta, D., Baglioni, S., & Reiter, H. (2015). Precarious struggles in Italy. In D. della Porta, S. Hänninen, M. Siisiäinen, & T. Silvasti (Eds.), The New Social Division: Making and Unmaking Precariousness (Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology). Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/page/detail/the-new-social-division-/?isb=9781137509338