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Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe explores the growing problem of job uncertainty in Europe at the end of the twentieth century. The management of professional precariousness is reconsidered against the backdrop of far-reaching social, economic, and political changes in Europe in recent decades, including: the instability of the traditional family; the emergence of new forms of parenthood; globalization of the economic sphere; attempts to impose a uniform pattern of culture; and the breakdown of borders with former Communist countries. The contributors utilize extensive field studies in both Western and Central Europe to understand the meaning of professional uncertainty, as perceived by its victims, and the strategies they develop to face it.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. PART I: Identity and the Experience of Work
  2. p. 13
  1. 1. The Hazards of Overemployment: What Do Chief Executives and Housewives Have in Common?
  2. pp. 15-30
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  1. 2. Secret Enterprise: Market Activities among London Sex Workers
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. 3. The Political Economy of Affects: Community, Friendship, and Family in the Organization of a Spanish Economic Region
  2. pp. 57-79
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  1. Part II: Liminality and the Narrative of Survival
  2. p. 81
  1. 4. Manufacturing the New Man: Professional Training in France—Life Stories and the Reshaping of Identities
  2. pp. 83-100
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  1. 5. Passages to No-Man’s-Land: Connecting Work, Community, and Masculinity in the South Wales Coalfield
  2. pp. 101-119
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  1. 6. Unemployed and Hard Workers: Entrepreneurial Moralities between “Shadow” and “Sunlight” in Naples
  2. pp. 121-146
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  1. PART III: Continuity or Discontinuity with the Past?
  2. p. 147
  1. 7. Productivity and the Person: From Socialist Competition to Capitalist Mission in Eastern Europe
  2. pp. 149-172
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  1. 8. Redefining Work in a Local Community in Poland: “Transformation” and Class, Culture, and Work
  2. pp. 173-196
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  1. 9. Working in the West: Managing Eastern Histories at the German Labor Market—The Case of Russian German Immigrants
  2. pp. 197-215
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 217-219
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  1. INDEX
  2. pp. 221-223
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780791485118
Related ISBN
9780791460856
MARC Record
OCLC
62338575
Pages
224
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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