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The Deconstruction of Employment as a Political Question : 'Employment' as a Floating Signifier, Amparo Serrano-Pascual, Maria Jepsen, editors

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The Deconstruction of Employment as a Political Question : 'Employment' as a Floating Signifier
Title
The Deconstruction of Employment as a Political Question
Title remainder
'Employment' as a Floating Signifier
Statement of responsibility
Amparo Serrano-Pascual, Maria Jepsen, editors
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Editor
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Language
eng
Summary
The wide-ranging European perspectives brought together in this volume aim to analyse, by means of an interdisciplinary approach, the numerous implications of a massive shift in the conception of ‘work’ and the category of ‘worker’. Changes in the production models, economic downturn and increasing digitalisation have triggered a breakdown in the terms and assumptions that previously defined and shaped the notion of employment. This has made it more difficult to discuss, and problematise, issues like vulnerability in employment in such terms as unfairness, inequality and inadequate protection. Taking the ‘deconstruction of employment’ as a central idea for theorising the phenomenon of work today, this volume explores the emergence of new semantic fields and territories for understanding and regulating employment. These new linguistic categories have implications beyond language alone: they reformulate the very concept of waged employment (including those aspects previously considered intrinsic to the meaning of work and of being ‘a worker’), along with other closely associated categories such as unemployment, self-employment, and inactivity
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N$T
Dewey number
331.137
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD5710
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Serrano Pascual, Amparo
  • Jepsen, Maria
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  • Unemployment
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The Deconstruction of Employment as a Political Question : 'Employment' as a Floating Signifier, Amparo Serrano-Pascual, Maria Jepsen, editors
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Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction: The Political Reinvention of Work in Times of Crisis; Introduction; Enunciation and Denunciation: Emergence of the Category of Employment as a Condition of Its Regulation; The Deconstruction of Wage Employment as a Central Norm of Modern Society: Political Imagination Under Siege?; Key Themes and Structure of the Book; References; Part I Rehabilitation of the 'Labour World' as a Locus for Action and Intervention
  • Chapter 2 Outsourcing, Offshoring and the Deconstruction of Employment: New and Old ChallengesOutsourcing and Offshoring: Challenging Institutions Regulating Employment; The Extent of Outsourcing and Offshoring; The Impact on Employment and Working Conditions; The Role of Institutions and Worker Strategies; Online Platforms: The Ultimate Outsourcers?; How Widespread Is the Platform Economy?; The Impact of Online Platforms on the Labour Market; Regulating Online Platforms; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 New Forms of Work and Employment in the Digital Economy
  • The 'Digital Turn' and the Labour ProcessICT, Value Chains and the Global Division of Labour; The New Business Model of Online Platforms; The Increasing Capacity to Extract Value from Big Data; The Digital Renewal of the Informal Economy; Emerging Forms of Work in the Digital Economy; ICT-Based Mobile Work and Digital Nomadism; On-Demand Work Through Online Platforms; Crowd Working; Prosumer Work; Transformation of the Employment Relationship; Challenges for the Employment Relationship; Pathways for Future Research: Towards a New Work Status?; Conclusions; References
  • Chapter 4 The Deconstruction of Employment and the Crisis of Citizenship in EuropeIntroduction; The Crisis of the Purpose of Work; The Destructuring of Forms of Employment; Governance of the Crisis; Austerity Welfare; Financial Control and Social Discipline; Precarious Citizenship; Citizenship and Democracy in the European Crisis; Conclusion: The Demise of Social Citizenship?; References; Chapter 5 The Decline of the Worker as Collective Subject; Introduction; The Dimensions of Fragility of the Social Question
  • Asymmetry in the Wage-Based Contract: Pressure on Wages and Impoverishment of the Wage-EarnerInsecurity and Loss of Control over One's Working Life; Fragility of Social Protection Mechanisms; The Political Fragmentation of the Collective Subject; Conclusions; References; Part II Blurring of Boundaries Between Categories (Self-Employed Worker and Wage-Earner; Employment and Unemployment, Typical and Atypical Work, Formal and Informal Work); Chapter 6 The Employment Relationship, Atypical Forms of Employment and Protection Standards in the European Union
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9783319936178
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  • on1045629766
  • (OCoLC)1045629766
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The Deconstruction of Employment as a Political Question : 'Employment' as a Floating Signifier, Amparo Serrano-Pascual, Maria Jepsen, editors
Publication
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unknown
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Acknowledgements; Contents; Notes on Contributors; List of Figures; List of Tables; Chapter 1 Introduction: The Political Reinvention of Work in Times of Crisis; Introduction; Enunciation and Denunciation: Emergence of the Category of Employment as a Condition of Its Regulation; The Deconstruction of Wage Employment as a Central Norm of Modern Society: Political Imagination Under Siege?; Key Themes and Structure of the Book; References; Part I Rehabilitation of the 'Labour World' as a Locus for Action and Intervention
  • Chapter 2 Outsourcing, Offshoring and the Deconstruction of Employment: New and Old ChallengesOutsourcing and Offshoring: Challenging Institutions Regulating Employment; The Extent of Outsourcing and Offshoring; The Impact on Employment and Working Conditions; The Role of Institutions and Worker Strategies; Online Platforms: The Ultimate Outsourcers?; How Widespread Is the Platform Economy?; The Impact of Online Platforms on the Labour Market; Regulating Online Platforms; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 New Forms of Work and Employment in the Digital Economy
  • The 'Digital Turn' and the Labour ProcessICT, Value Chains and the Global Division of Labour; The New Business Model of Online Platforms; The Increasing Capacity to Extract Value from Big Data; The Digital Renewal of the Informal Economy; Emerging Forms of Work in the Digital Economy; ICT-Based Mobile Work and Digital Nomadism; On-Demand Work Through Online Platforms; Crowd Working; Prosumer Work; Transformation of the Employment Relationship; Challenges for the Employment Relationship; Pathways for Future Research: Towards a New Work Status?; Conclusions; References
  • Chapter 4 The Deconstruction of Employment and the Crisis of Citizenship in EuropeIntroduction; The Crisis of the Purpose of Work; The Destructuring of Forms of Employment; Governance of the Crisis; Austerity Welfare; Financial Control and Social Discipline; Precarious Citizenship; Citizenship and Democracy in the European Crisis; Conclusion: The Demise of Social Citizenship?; References; Chapter 5 The Decline of the Worker as Collective Subject; Introduction; The Dimensions of Fragility of the Social Question
  • Asymmetry in the Wage-Based Contract: Pressure on Wages and Impoverishment of the Wage-EarnerInsecurity and Loss of Control over One's Working Life; Fragility of Social Protection Mechanisms; The Political Fragmentation of the Collective Subject; Conclusions; References; Part II Blurring of Boundaries Between Categories (Self-Employed Worker and Wage-Earner; Employment and Unemployment, Typical and Atypical Work, Formal and Informal Work); Chapter 6 The Employment Relationship, Atypical Forms of Employment and Protection Standards in the European Union
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783319936178
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1045629766
  • (OCoLC)1045629766

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