Work and Livelihoods: History, Ethnography and Models in Times of Crisis

1st Edition

Susana Narotzky, Victoria Goddard

Routledge
Published July 31, 2018
Reference - 224 Pages - 6 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138612860 - CAT# K389303
Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

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Summary

Winner of the Society for the Anthropology of Work book prize 2017

This volume presents a global range of ethnographic case studies to explore the ways in which - in the context of the restructuring of industrial work, the ongoing financial crisis, and the surge in unemployment and precarious employment - local and global actors engage with complex social processes and devise ideological, political, and economic responses to them. It shows how the reorganization and re-signification of work, notably shifts in the perception and valorization of work, affect domestic and community arrangements and shape the conditions of life of workers and their families.

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