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The Resource Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel

Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel

Label
Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel
Title
Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Cataloging source
U3W
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Connell, Liam
Dewey number
800
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1-PN6790
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literature
  • Comparative literature
  • Literature, Modern
  • Comparative literature
  • Literature
  • Literature, Modern
Summary expansion
A major study of the presentation of work and workers in contemporary novels from India, North America and the UK. Drawing on lively recent theories about work, it shows how the novel is a crucial form for helping us to understand what work means in contemporary society. It tackles some of the most urgent questions of contemporary life by examining the stories about work that novels produce
Label
Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Chapter 1 Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel -- References -- Part I Work in the Age of Neoliberalism -- Chapter 2 Reading Coupland Backwards: Time, Generationality and Work in Generation X, Microserfs and JPod -- 2.1 Generation X -- 2.2 Microserfs -- 2.3 JPod -- References -- Chapter 3 Precarity and Subjective Life: Matt Thorneâ#x80;#x99;s Eight Minutes Idle and David Szalayâ#x80;#x99;s London and the South East -- 3.1 Theories of Precarity -- 3.2 Affective Precarity in Eight Minutes Idle
  • 3.3 Precarity and Solidarity in London and the South EastReferences -- Part II The Work of Nations -- Chapter 4 Dying to Work: American Nationalism and the End of Productive Labour -- 4.1 Productive Labour -- 4.2 Work as Death -- 4.3 Death and the National Idea -- References -- Chapter 5 Working Women and the Welfare State: Jenny Turnerâ#x80;#x99;s The Brainstorm -- 5.1 Inequality and the Neoliberal Economy -- 5.2 Women Workers and the Refusal of Work -- 5.3 The Private-Public and the Public-Private -- References
  • Chapter 6 Indian Call Centres and the National Idea6.1 Indian English-Language Fiction -- 6.2 Chetan Bhagat and Indian Neoliberalism -- 6.3 Selling Indian Tradition in Neelesh Misraâ#x80;#x99;s Once upon a Timezone -- 6.4 Literary Call-Centre Fiction -- References -- Chapter 7 Conclusion -- References
Control code
on1028800177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319639277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9783319639277
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-63928-4.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319639277
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028800177
Label
Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgements -- Contents -- Chapter 1 Precarious Labour and the Contemporary Novel -- References -- Part I Work in the Age of Neoliberalism -- Chapter 2 Reading Coupland Backwards: Time, Generationality and Work in Generation X, Microserfs and JPod -- 2.1 Generation X -- 2.2 Microserfs -- 2.3 JPod -- References -- Chapter 3 Precarity and Subjective Life: Matt Thorneâ#x80;#x99;s Eight Minutes Idle and David Szalayâ#x80;#x99;s London and the South East -- 3.1 Theories of Precarity -- 3.2 Affective Precarity in Eight Minutes Idle
  • 3.3 Precarity and Solidarity in London and the South EastReferences -- Part II The Work of Nations -- Chapter 4 Dying to Work: American Nationalism and the End of Productive Labour -- 4.1 Productive Labour -- 4.2 Work as Death -- 4.3 Death and the National Idea -- References -- Chapter 5 Working Women and the Welfare State: Jenny Turnerâ#x80;#x99;s The Brainstorm -- 5.1 Inequality and the Neoliberal Economy -- 5.2 Women Workers and the Refusal of Work -- 5.3 The Private-Public and the Public-Private -- References
  • Chapter 6 Indian Call Centres and the National Idea6.1 Indian English-Language Fiction -- 6.2 Chetan Bhagat and Indian Neoliberalism -- 6.3 Selling Indian Tradition in Neelesh Misraâ#x80;#x99;s Once upon a Timezone -- 6.4 Literary Call-Centre Fiction -- References -- Chapter 7 Conclusion -- References
Control code
on1028800177
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (249 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319639277
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 9783319639277
  • 10.1007/978-3-319-63928-4.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9783319639277
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1028800177

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