Precarious struggles in Italy

Donatella Della Porta, Simone Baglioni, Herbet Reiter

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Social Division: Making and Unmaking Precariousness
EditorsD. della Porta, S. Hänninen, M. Siisiäinen, T. Silvasti
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISBN (Print)9781137509338
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in European Political Sociology


  • Italy
  • politics
  • precariousness


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