Precarious Places : Social, Cultural and Economic Aspects of Uncertainty and Anxiety in Everyday Life

The book offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on various aspects of precariousness in contemporary culture and society, concentrating on the topographical aspects of sources and causes of uncertainty and anxiety. Precariousness and precarity are themselves provisional and uncertain categories, th...

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Other Authors: Rachwał, Tadeusz (Editor), Hepp, Rolf (Editor), Kergel, David (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Wiesbaden Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2020, 2020
Edition:1st ed. 2020
Series:Prekarisierung und soziale Entkopplung – transdisziplinäre Studien
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Summary:The book offers a cross-disciplinary perspective on various aspects of precariousness in contemporary culture and society, concentrating on the topographical aspects of sources and causes of uncertainty and anxiety. Precariousness and precarity are themselves provisional and uncertain categories, though ones inviting to rethinking the scopes of precarity and precariousness from the perspective of locality and of places involved in their otherwise global range. The recent years have shown some ways in which precarity has changed its status and has become a strongly debated area not only in economic and political disputes, but also in philosophical debates and various fields of research related to cultural studies. The articles included in the volume address the spatial scope of anxieties and uncertainties involving numerous men and women affected by the several decades of the neoliberal insistence on various kinds of flexibility which, in turn, has put in motion numerous new mechanisms of exclusion and marginalization. Apart from this, a historical view on the making of precarious places is also offered in the pages of the book. Content With contributions by Ronald C. Arnett, António M. Duarte, Franz Schultheis, Fernando Marhuenda-Fluixá, Ángeles Molpeceres-Pastor, Tadeusz Rachwał, Piotr Sałustowicz, Piotr Skurowski, Jan Sowa, David Kergel, Rolf Hepp and Loïc Wacquant. Target Groups Researchers and students in the fields of Social Sciences, Sociology and Cultural Studies Editors Dr. Tadeusz Rachwał is Professor at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Rolf Hepp is professor for Sociology at the FU Berlin, Germany. Dr. David Kergel is Lector at the University Siegen, Germany
Physical Description:XII, 164 p. 1 illus online resource
ISBN:9783658273118