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Beyond the wage : ordinary work in diverse economies

Beyond the wage : ordinary work in diverse economies

Author: William Montieth; Dora-Olivia Vicol; Philippa Williams, (Lecturer)
Publisher: Bristol : Bristol University Press, 2021.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Recent developments in the organization of work and production have facilitated the decline of wage employment in many regions of the world. However, the idea of the wage continues to dominate the political imaginations of governments, researchers and activists, based on the historical experiences of industrial workers in the global North. This edited collection revitalises debates on the future of work by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Montieth; Dora-Olivia Vicol; Philippa Williams, (Lecturer)
ISBN: 1529208939 9781529208931
OCLC Number: 1244535983
Description: xii, 302 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Work Beyond the Wage ~ William Monteith, Dora-Olivia Vicol and Philippa WilliamsPart One: RUPTURESChapter 1., "Shit Wages" and Side Hustles: Ordinary Working Lives in Nairobi, London and Berlin ~ Tatiana ThiemeChapter 2., The Work of Looking for Work: Surviving Without a Wage in Austerity Britain ~ Sam StrongChapter 3., Seeking Attachment in the Fissured Workplace: External Workers in the United States ~ Claudia StraussPart Two: RESIGNATIONSChapter 4., Wilful Resignations: Women, Labour and Life in Urban India ~ Asiya IslamChapter 5., 'Be Your Own Boss': Entrepreneurial Dreams on the Urban Margins of South Africa ~ Hannah DawsonChapter 6., Work Outside the Hamster's Cage: Precarity and the Pursuit of a Life Worth Living in Catalonia ~ Vinzenz Baumer EscobarChapter 7., Choosing to be Unfree? The Aspirations and Constraints of Debt-bonded Brick Workers in Cambodia ~ Nithya Natarajan, Katherine Brickell, and Laurie ParsonsPart Three: STRUGGLESChapter 8., "Earning Money as the Wheels Turn Around": Cycle-rickshaw Drivers and Wageless Work in Dhaka ~ Annemiek PrinsChapter 9., Going Gojek, or Staying Ojek? Competing Visions of Work and Economy in Jakarta's Motorbike Taxi Industry ~ Mechthild von VacanoChapter 10., "I Voted Bolsonaro for President": Street Vending and the Crisis of Labour Representation in Belo Horizonte, Brazil ~ Mara NogueiraPart Four: POSSIBILITIESChapter 11., Extraordinary: Crisis, Charity and Care in London's World without Work ~ Dora-Olivia VicolChapter 12., Defending the Wage: Visions of Work and Distribution in Namibia ~ E. Fouksman
Other Titles: Ordinary work in diverse economies
Responsibility: edited by William Monteith, Dora-Olivia Vicol and Philippa Williams.


This volume challenges the idea of wage employment as the global norm, comparing lived experiences of 'ordinary work' across conceptual and geographical boundaries and opening up new possibilities  Read more...


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