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Polish women’s perspectives from inside the UK

How has the Brexit vote affected EU migrants to the UK?

This book presents a female Polish perspective, using findings from research carried out with migrants interviewed before and after the Brexit vote – voices of real people who made their home in the UK. It looks at how migrants view Brexit and what it means for them, how their experiences compare pre- and post-Brexit vote, and their future plans, as well as considering the wider implications of the migrant experience in relation to precarity and the British paid labour market.

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RESEARCH ARTICLE A democratic critique of precarity Sofia Näsströma* and Sara Kalmb aDepartment of Government, Uppsala University, Box 514, 751 20 Uppsala, Sweden; bDepartment of Political Science, Lund University, Box 52, 221 00 Lund, Sweden The term ‘precarity’ has become increasingly popular as a way to capture the material and psychological vulnerability resulting from neoliberal economic reforms. This article demonstrates that such precarity is incompatible with democracy. More speci- fically, it makes two arguments. First, and inspired by Montesquieu

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Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

What risks and insecurities do older people face in a time of both increased longevity and widening inequality?

This edited collection develops an exciting new approach to understanding the changing cultural, economic and social circumstances facing different groups of older people. Exploring a range of topics, the chapters provide a critical review of the concept of precarity, highlighting the experiences of ageing that occur within the context of societal changes tied to declining social protection. Drawing together insights from leading voices across a range of disciplines, the book underscores the pressing need to address inequality across the life course and into later life.

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Critical Perspectives on Work, Subjectivities and Struggles

The words ‘precarity’ and ‘precariousness’ are widely used when discussing work, social conditions and experiences. However, there is no consensus on their meaning or how best to use them to explore social changes.

This book shows how scholars have mapped out these notions, offering substantive analyses of issues such as the relationships between precariousness, debt, migration, health and workers’ mobilisations, and how these relationships have changed in the context of COVID-19.

Bringing together an international group of authors from diverse fields, this book offers a distinctive critical perspective on the processes of precarisation, focusing in particular on the European context.

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Author: Susan Banki

RESEARCH ARTICLE Precarity of place: a complement to the growing precariat literature Susan Banki* Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia This article suggests that our current understandings of precarity are insufficient to describe the specific challenges of noncitizen living. It offers a counter concept that is related, but distinct from precarity: ‘precarity of place’. The term, far from being focused on the way precarity manifests itself in the workplace, instead focuses on the challenges of physical residence for

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Author: Ruchika Lall

Key messages Informal housing arrangements in the Global South have inherent and relational temporalities. The temporality within and across housing arrangements holds within it a space of transformation. A conceptual frame of choice and agency is key to policy engagement with housing temporalities. The state often does not recognise the temporality of self-made housing, but rather sets into motion housing temporalities. An absence of choice and agency in housing discourses creates conditions for precarity. Introduction Located within a

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PART II Precarity across situations

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169 7 Tackling the hyper-precarity trap Introduction “I hope it should be helpful for people, or somebody to continue to search to these things happen to people like me, or somebody else. Or you can help many, many people who are working like slave here without any money.” (Mehran) Mehran’s words express the broader resilience and commitment to challenging labour exploitation demonstrated by the 30 migrants who agreed to take part in the research for this book. Indeed, several made it clear that they were only willing to share the difficult and often

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115 6 Precarity, migration and ageing Karen Kobayashi and Mushira Mohsin Khan Introduction The profile of older adults in the Global North is rapidly diversifying, with increasing proportions of foreign-born ageing populations in large immigrant-receiving countries like Canada and the United Kingdom. In Canada, for example, 30 per cent of those aged 65 years and over are foreign-born (Ng et  al, 2012). Yet, despite this demographic significance of the foreign-born older adult population, very little research has been conducted on the complex and varied

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PART I Life course perspectives on precarity

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