The Precariat

The Precariat

The New Dangerous Class

Book - 2013
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This book presents the Precariat - an emerging class, comprising the rapidly growing number of people facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their lives.Guy Standing argues that this class is producing instabilities in society. Although it would be wrong to characterise members of the Precariat as victims, many are frustrated and angry. The Precariat is dangerous because it is internally divided, leading to the villainisation of migrants and other vulnerable groups. Lacking agency, its members may be susceptible to the siren calls of political extremism.To prevent a 'politics of inferno', Guy Standing argues for a 'politics of paradise', in which redistribution and income security are reconfi gured in a new kind of Good Society, and in which the fears and aspirations of the Precariat are made central to a progressive strategy.
Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury Academic, [2013], c2011
ISBN: 9781849663519
1849663513
Branch Call Number: 331.544 STA NVD
Characteristics: ix, 198 p. ; 24 cm

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