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The tempo of wageless work

E. P. Thompson's time-sense at the edges of Rio de Janeiro

Kathleen M. Millar

This article puts E. P. Thompson's writings on time-sense in conversation with the temporality of work on a garbage dump in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. At this site, several thousand urban poor (catadores) collect recyclables for a living outside relations of wage labor. The lived experience of “woven time” on the dump, which combines labor with other activities of the everyday, has fashioned what these workers call “a different rhythm of life.” Diverging from other temporalities of neoliberal capitalism, such as “ruptured time,” woven time emerges as an important dimension of a life well lived, as conceived by catadores. Attention to the micro-temporalities of wageless work reveals how precarious forms of labor in contemporary capitalism constitute processes of subject making that both parallel and diverge from the transition to wage labor that Thompson describes in his social history of capitalism.

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Xu Yanhui and Gong Ziyu

, urban poverty had not yet become a large-scale issue, and poverty was mostly a rural phenomenon. Since the reform and opening up policy was introduced in 1978, which established the socialist market economic system in China, the original city patterns

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Civil Society and Urban Agriculture in Europe

Mary P. Corcoran and Joëlle Salomon Cavin

Action-Oriented Approach ”. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems 37 ( 1 ): 3 – 18 . doi:10.1080/10440046.2012.736926 . Mingione , Enzo . 1996 . Urban Poverty and the Underclass: A Reader . Studies in Urban and Social Change . Oxford

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Appalling Tehran

Translation of the French Serial Story and Its Effect on the Persian Serial Story

Manizheh Abdollahi and Ehya Amalsaleh

and responsibility were crucial, as well as issues around the roles of women and the ignorance of Iran’s upper classes of the realities of their compatriots living in urban poverty. Homa Katouzian (2002: 11) reflects on Tehran-e Makhuf ’s impact in

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“Because we are the only ones in the community!”

Protest and daily life in poor South African neighborhoods

Jérôme Tournadre

. 2007 . Reluctant solidarity: Death, urban poverty and neighborly assistance in South Africa . Ethnography 8 ( 1 ): 33 – 59 . 10.1177/1466138107076136 Ballard , Richard , Adam Habib , and Imraan Valodia , eds. 2006 . Voices of protest

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Waves of Dispossession

The Conversion of Land and Labor in Bali’s Recent History

Anette Fagertun

unskilled labor, increasing urban poverty, and rising numbers of dependent landless wage laborers in large informal economies are traits of capitalist extraction and accelerated dispossession that create a vulnerable labor situation for a large part of the

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Fabian Frenzel

: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften . 10.1007/978-3-531-92840-1_8 Frenzel , Fabian . 2016 . Slumming It: The Tourist Valorization of Urban Poverty . London : Zed Books . Frenzel , Fabian , Anna Feigenbaum , and Patrick McCurdy . 2014

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The Alimentary Forms of Religious Life

Technologies of the Other, Lenience, and the Ethics of Ethiopian Orthodox Fasting

Diego Malara

benefit from her renunciations. Living with the urgency and necessity of urban poverty, Belaynesh’s concerns were chiefly pragmatic and yet not instrumental: in the Orthodox universe, making others central to one’s disciplinary endeavor is the proper form

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Shelling from the ivory tower

Project Camelot and the post–World War II operationalization of social science

Philip Y. Kao

during the 1950s and 1960s provided extensive support for action-oriented scholars who focused on such timely subjects as juvenile delinquency, urban poverty, and third world development” ( Solovey 2013: 139 ). Additionally, anthropologists such as Julian

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Alex Link

Gerald Fine and Kitty Genovese and his noir-indebted experience of urban poverty. Mal reproduces the relationship between analyst and analysand with his dinner guests, making them sick or well, in an above-view panel that reproduces the symmetry with