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The Precariat


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Preface to the Revelations edition Previous edition Preface Abbreviations 1 The Precariat 2 Why the Precariat is Growing 3 Who Enters the Precariat 4 Migrants: Victims, Villains or Heroes? 5 Labour, Work and the Time Squeeze 6 A Politics of inferno 7 A Politics of Paradise Bibliography Index

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A polemical and hugely influential work of political, social and economic theory which introduces the precariat as an emerging class.

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Guy Standing is Professor of Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK. He is the author of the sequel to The Precariat, A Precariat Charter (2014) and co-author of Basic Income (2015).


Buy Guy Standing's book, The Precariat! Or nick/borrow it! * John Harris, The Guardian *
A very important book. * Noam Chomsky, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA *
This important and original book brings out the political dangers, so clear in contemporary America, of failing to address the insecurities of the Precariat. It also suggests the way forward: a reconstruction of the concept of work. * Eileen Applebaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington DC, USA *
Guy Standing provides an incisive account of how precariousness is becoming the new normality in globalised labour markets, and offers important guidelines for all concerned to build a more just society. * Richard Hyman, London School of Economics, UK *

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