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Informal and Precarious Work: Insights from the Global South

Hammer, Anita and Ness, Immanuel (2021) 'Informal and Precarious Work: Insights from the Global South.' Journal of Labor and Society, 24 (1). 1 - 15.

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Abstract

Informal and precarious work remains an enduring reality across the Global South and is growing fast in the North. A recognition that this form of work is the norm globally rather than the exception has ignited debates around analytical frames, activist strategies and development interventions. Engaging with Southern realities, as this special issue aims to do, helps contribute to a better understanding of this rising form of work globally while also providing insights into workers’ resistance and development policy limitations. Through detailed case studies from across the Global South, this special issue argues that informal and precarious work needs to be studied as embedded in concrete, historical, political and social contexts. It highlights the heterogeneity and complexity of intersecting social and material relations that underpin informal and precarious work which has crucial implications for class dynamics and political agency of labour.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2021 12:01
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 12:01
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30217

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