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Olivia Mason and Nick Megoran

. Precarity and casualisation in higher education In 2010, the CEO of crowd-working company CrowdFlower, Lukas Biewald, told an audience that: before the Internet, it would be really difficult to find someone, sit them down for ten minutes and get them

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Vyacheslav Nikolayevitch Bobkov, Olesya Veredyuk, and Ulvi Aliyev

This article exposes criterial bases of the development of social quality in the USSR and Russia. The causes of the increased volatility of the state-monopoly capitalism emerging in Russia from the 1990s and in the first decade of the twenty-first century are analyzed. Characteristics of social quality such as a high proportion of low-paid employees, a low standard of living and a high economic inequality are considered. The impact of the precarity of employment on these processes is demonstrated. Risk factors of precarity of employment such as type of labor contract, form of employment, working conditions and wages (in particular, volatility and discreteness of payments) are analyzed. The evaluation of scale of the precarity of employment in the formal sector in Russia is made; the distribution of workers in precarity of employment by kinds of economic activity and the deviation of their average wages are introduced. Overcoming the instability of development is linked to the transition to a society of people-humanistic socialism.

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Work after precarity

Anthropologies of labor and wageless life

Rebecca Prentice

Campbell, Stephen. 2018. Border capitalism, disrupted: Precarity and struggle in a Southeast Asian industrial zone . Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Howard, Penny McCall. 2017. Environment, labour and capitalism at sea: “Working the

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‘Life Is Tight Here’

Displacement and Desire amongst Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan

Morgen A. Chalmiers

how such desire is articulated and negotiated in the context of displacement. The ethnographic narratives discussed here illustrate how reproductive subjectivities come to be shaped by women's desires and the precarity that characterises their material

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Safe milk and risky quinoa

The lottery and precarity of farming in Peru

Astrid B. Stensrud

globalized food system can best be understood in terms of gambling and precarity. The analysis is based on ethnographic material that was generated during 13 months of ethnographic fieldwork in Caylloma Province, Arequipa Region, in 2011, 2013, and 2014. In

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The Pandemic of Productivity

The Work of Home and the Work from Home

Suchismita Chattopadhyay

precarity is on the rise. As more people are being laid off in the season of COVID-19, we see an entire universe of millennials and adults who are creating content by the minute. The availability of cheap data and a smart phone has enabled an enterprising

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From Toilet Paper Wars to #ViralKindness?

COVID-19, Solidarity and the Basic Income Debate in Australia

Anne Décobert

fallen through the cracks of the federal government's COVID-19 response. At a time when the failures of existing welfare systems are highlighted and ever more Australians are experiencing precarity, these movements also offer opportunities to galvanise

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Precarious Connections: On the Promise and Menace of Railroad Projects

Peter Schweitzer and Olga Povoroznyuk

that road construction is surrounded by stories of corruption and embezzlement and the sense of uncertainty and precarity. 17 Mobility is another prominent promise of roads—an argument made in the special issue “Roads and Anthropology: Ethnographic

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Rolf Dieter Hepp

outlook combined with down-to-earth policy. Precarity: A Shift to the Center of Society It has been observed that precarity and social insecurity no longer refer only to certain groups of society, such as unemployed people or those who are “traditionally

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Sophie Nakueira

aid agencies, and why it is that they seem to be a permanent fixture of the camp. For residents, life is experienced as constant precarity balanced between the dream of a better life in Europe or North America and the fear of dying in the settlement