Standing, Guy (2014) The precariat and class struggle. (Unpublished)
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The world economy is in the midst of a Global Transformation that is producing a new global class structure. A new class is emerging – the precariat – characterised by chronic uncertainty and insecurity. Although the precariat is still a class‑in‑the‑making, divided within itself, its elements are united in rejecting old mainstream political traditions. To become a transformative class, however, the precariat needs to move beyond the primitive rebel stage manifested in 2011 and become enough of a class‑for‑itself to be a power for change. This will involve a struggle for redistribution of the key assets needed for a good life in a good society in the twenty‑first century – not the “means of production”, but socio‑economic security, control of time, quality space, knowledge (or education), financial knowledge and financial capital.
|Item Type:||Monographs (Other)|
|Additional Information:||English version of article published as "O precariado e a luta de classes", Revista Crítica de Ciências Sociais 103, Maio 2014, pp.9-24.|
|Keywords:||class structure, economic security, precarization of labour, social welfare, world economy, precariat|
|SOAS Departments & Centres:||Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies|
|Depositing User:||Guy Standing|
|Date Deposited:||06 Jun 2014 11:02|
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