Casualised Labor

Exploring Myths about Casual Employment

Writing from Australia, which has one of the highest rates of casual employment in the world, the authors look at how employers’ quest for flexibility harms the so-called ‘casual’ workforce.

4 months ago
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How Does Sociology Feel?

Just as it is insufficiently recognised in public debates, the emotional side of forced flexibility in academic labour does not appear to be a major topic of conversation among established sociologists

10 years ago
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The Politics of Dissent

Recently, The Independent published a brief piece on the ‘slave-like’ working conditions of PhD students at UK universities. This sounds dramatic, but it’s hardly news – the problem has been around for years. The question arises why dissent did not emerge earlier and more forcefully.

10 years ago
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