The future of work: super-exploitation and social precariousness in the 21st century

Sotelo Valencia, Adrian and Latimer, Amanda [Translator] (2015) The future of work: super-exploitation and social precariousness in the 21st century. Leiden, The Netherlands : Brill. 152p. (Studies in Critical Social Sciences) ISSN (print) 1573-4234 ISBN 9789004300583

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Abstract

This book analyses the processes, mutations and trends currently characterising the world of work that are bound up within the deep contradictions of a global capitalist system troubled by systemic crisis, where the old Fordist and Keynesian state order has been substituted by a minimal, pro-business neoliberal State founded on the intensive restructuring of economic and productive systems and work organisation, characterised by labour deregulation, flexibility, superexploitation and social precariousness. This is a work that illustrates the paradigmatic transition from social and labour relations based on job security, comprehensive collective agreements and guaranteed social rights, towards new social relations that find their technical, political and organizational roots in job insecurity, work rotation and monumental social insecurity, generally expressed in the systemic and growing loss of social and labour rights by workers the world over.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: First published in Spanish as: Los rumbos del trabajo. Superexplotación y precariedad social del siglo XXI
Research Area: Sociology
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Psychology, Criminology and Sociology (from November 2012)
Depositing User: Amanda Latimer
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 15:14
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 15:14
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/37621

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