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279 Journal of Poverty and Social Justice • vol 27 • no 2 • 279–294 • © Policy Press 2019 Print ISSN 1759-8273 • Online ISSN 1759-8281 • Accepted for publication 08 November 2018 • First published online 21 March 2019 article Job precariousness among lawyers in Spain Sandra Obiol-Francés, Antonio Santos-Ortega, David Muñoz-Rodríguez, University of València, Spain This article stems from an interest in discovering how working conditions have changed

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69 Part III Precarious Populations

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Forced labour, exploitation and asylum

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This ground breaking book presents the first evidence of forced labour among displaced migrants who seek refuge in the UK.

Through a critical engagement with contemporary debates about precarity, unfreedom and socio-legal status, the book explores how asylum and forced labour are linked, and enmeshed in a broader picture of modern slavery produced through globalised working conditions.

Drawing on original evidence generated in fieldwork with refugees and asylum seekers, this is important reading for students and academics in social policy, social geography, sociology, politics, refugee, labour and migration studies, and policy makers and practitioners working to support migrants and tackle forced labour.

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Displacement, Belonging and the Reconstruction of Somali Cities

This book explores relationships between war, displacement and city-making. Focusing on people seeking refuge in Somali cities after being forced to migrate by violence, environmental shocks or economic pressures, it highlights how these populations are actively transforming urban space.

Using first-hand testimonies and participatory photography by urban in-migrants, the book documents and analyses the micropolitics of urban camp management, evictions and gentrification, and the networked labour of displaced populations that underpins growing urban economies. Central throughout is a critical analysis of how the discursive figure of the ‘internally displaced person’ is co-produced by various actors. The book argues that this label exerts significant power in structuring socio-economic inequalities and the politics of group belonging within different Somali cities connected through protracted histories of conflict-related migration.

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various phases, a crisis tends to entangle itself with already-existing crises, fuelling or even exacerbating those, while fostering crises entanglements that impose difficulties and harm upon lifeworlds. The differentiated ways in which particular social groups can mitigate crisis challenges and build social resilience depend on ‘horizons of coping’, which inform the scales and impacts of crises entanglements. Thus, crisis studies direct our attention towards human precariousness and societal inequalities, as well as the ways in which crises entanglements are

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Most workers on temporary, zero hours and involuntary part-time contracts in the UK are women. Many are also carers. Yet employment law tends to exclude such women from family-friendly rights.

Drawing on interviews with women in precarious work, this book exposes the everyday problems that these workers face balancing work and care. It argues for stronger and more extensive rights that address precarious workers’ distinctive experiences.

Introducing complex legal issues in an accessible way, this crucial text exposes the failures of family-friendly rights and explains how to grant these women effective rights in the wake of COVID-19.

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91 5 Older workers and ontological precarity: between precarious employment, precarious welfare and precarious households David Lain, Laura Airey, Wendy Loretto and Sarah Vickerstaff Introduction There has been a substantial increase in research dealing with the various forms of what has been termed ‘precarious employment’ (Arnold and Bongiovi, 2013; Campbell and Price, 2016; Kalleberg, 2018; Prosser, 2016; Vosko, 2010). Guy Standing’s book The Precariat (2011) drew attention to what he saw as the precarious employment situation of older people (among

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; Scholz, 2016 ; Piasna and Drahokoupil, 2019 ). These are the features usually used to identify precarious employment ( Kalleberg, 2009 ; Kalleberg and Vallas, 2017 ; Piasna, 2017 ). Such conditions largely result from shifting the risks and costs involved in doing business onto the workforce. Platforms cede most of the responsibilities of employers to workers, thus depriving them of employment rights and protections, but they also do not allow genuine autonomy and self-determination of employment conditions ( De Stefano, 2018 ; Piasna and Drahokoupil, 2021

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FIvE Precarious lives post Brexit vote This chapter investigates the notion of ‘precarity’, particularly in relation to the paid labour market and the EU migrants within it. I refer to Guy Standing’s (2011) theorisation of the precariat as the new dangerous class and its relevance to migration and migrants. The fashioning of precarious workers is analysed and put against the backdrop of an EU workforce (Lewis et al, 2015; Anderson, 2010; Waite, 2009). Precarity has been much discussed by politicians (Neilson and Rossiter 2008) and in the theorisation of

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RESEARCH ARTICLE Precarious subjectivities are not for sale: the loss of the measurability of labour for performing arts workers Mauro Turrinia* and Federico Chicchib aDepartment of Philosophy (Cetcopra), University of Paris 1 ‘Panthéon Sorbonne’, 12, Place du Panthéon, Paris, France; bDepartment of Sociology and Business Law, University of Bologna, Strada Maggiore, 45, Bologna, Italy Contemporary work increasingly presents itself as an immeasurable endeavour. The social and subjective spaces in which it is practiced are no longer easily circum- scribed, and the

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