Tag: Precariousness

Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (Book Review)

guestanthropologist , March 2nd, 2022


by Ellie Plumb In Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States, Seth M. Holmes seeks to uncover the synergistic effects that citizenship, race, ethnicity, and…


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Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: Textile livelihoods under threat

guestanthropologist , April 20th, 2020


by Geert De Neve **Reprinted by permission from the Sussex Sustainability Research Programme.** On the 24th of March 2020, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a complete national…


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A Rise in Vulnerability? Academic Studies, Paid Work and Mental Health

guestanthropologist , October 15th, 2018


**This is the second of three posts on student experience, debt and austerity in higher education; see the other posts published on October 8th and 22nd.** by Anne-Meike Fechter…


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How Does the Necessity of Paid Work Impact Our Students?: Learning from the Global Studies Student Employment Survey

guestanthropologist , October 8th, 2018


by Paul Robert Gilbert **This is the first of three posts on student experience in higher education; the next two posts will published on October 15th and 22nd.** There is…


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No Paninis for Poverty Pay

rebeccaprentice , October 5th, 2018


by Rebecca Prentice Throughout the UK yesterday restaurant and food delivery workers walked off their jobs to protest low wages, zero hours contracts, and unpredictable work schedules—including those…


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Accumulation by Dispossession, Solidarity in Precarity and the Future of Higher Education…

cultureandcapitalismblog , March 15th, 2018


…A Quick Manifesto  by a group of Anthropology and Global Studies students at the University of Sussex As both consumers of knowledge capital, and investors in our own education, we…


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Anthropologists on the Strike

cultureandcapitalismblog , February 23rd, 2018


Yesterday, lecturers began 14 days of strikes in over 60 universities across the United Kingdom. Nominally, the strikes are to oppose pension changes proposed by university employers that would end…


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Deliveroo Riders Aren’t Workers, Says London Tribunal

rebeccaprentice , November 20th, 2017


by Rebecca Prentice In a surprise setback for trade unions attempting to organise the ‘gig’ economy, a London tribunal has ruled that Deliveroo riders are self-employed contractors, not…


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Agency, Upkeep, and Neglect in North Carolina Farm Labor Camps

guestanthropologist , October 30th, 2017


by Bennett Heine In a recent article in Human Organization, co-authors Thomas Arcury, Sarah Quandt, and I draw from interviews with migrant farmworkers to conclude that agency matters….


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When buildings burn, from London to Dhaka

rebeccaprentice , June 20th, 2017


by Rebecca Prentice There is for me a sad familiarity in the story of the Grenfell Tower fire. I have spent recent years researching garment factory fires and…


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Precarity as Freedom? Youth, Neoliberalism and the Dissolution of ‘Japan, Inc.’

guestanthropologist , March 6th, 2017


by Shuto Fukuoka It would not be an overstatement to say that the Japanese youth of today are significantly foreign to the one a couple of decades ago,…


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The Power of a Story: I, Daniel Blake

cultureandcapitalismblog , November 24th, 2016


by Tim Perkin Feature Photo: Wikimedia.org I am no avid film fan. I can barely sit through an entire episode of Breaking Bad or Homeland let alone a…


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