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State of insecurity : government of the precarious /

By: Contributor(s): Language: English Original language: German Series: Verso futuresPublisher: London ; Brooklyn, NY : Verso, 2015Description: xi, 136 pages ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9781781685969
  • 1781685967
Uniform titles:
  • Regierung der Prekären. English
Subject(s): LOC classification:
  • BF697.5.S43 L675 2015
Contents:
The government of the precarious : an introduction -- Precariousness and precarity -- Biopolitical governmentality -- Welfare state and immunization -- Precarization as an instrument of governing -- Virtuosity and the post-Fordist public sphere -- Care crisis and care strike -- Exodus and constituting.
Summary: "After years of the welfare state, the rise of technology, combined with neoliberal governmental apparatuses, has established a new society of the precarious. In this new way of the world, productivity is not just connected to labor in the traditional sense of work hours, but more totally, to the formation of the self: work becomes performative and affective, and personal identities seep more and more into working ones. This new mode of being has another side, however: it can lead to new forms of self-organization, resistance and exodus. In it we see the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious"--Provided by publisher.
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Book Book Whitecliffe Library General Shelves General BF 697 LOR (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available Donated by Allan Smith, 2024 0014751

Translation of: "Die Regierung der Prekären".

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The government of the precarious : an introduction -- Precariousness and precarity -- Biopolitical governmentality -- Welfare state and immunization -- Precarization as an instrument of governing -- Virtuosity and the post-Fordist public sphere -- Care crisis and care strike -- Exodus and constituting.

"After years of the welfare state, the rise of technology, combined with neoliberal governmental apparatuses, has established a new society of the precarious. In this new way of the world, productivity is not just connected to labor in the traditional sense of work hours, but more totally, to the formation of the self: work becomes performative and affective, and personal identities seep more and more into working ones. This new mode of being has another side, however: it can lead to new forms of self-organization, resistance and exodus. In it we see the emergence of a new and disobedient self-government of the precarious"--Provided by publisher.

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