Rebranding Precarity

Author: Ella Harris
Editor: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1786999838
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'Pop-up' is a fully-fledged, new urbanism. Celebrated as a flexible and exciting new form of place making, pop-up culture includes temporary or nomadic sites such as cinemas, container malls, supper clubs, even pop-up housing and is now ubiquitous in cities across the world. But what are the stakes of the ‘pop-up’ city? Traversing a wealth of fascinating case studies, Rebranding Precarity shows how pop-up works to rebrand insecurity and encourages us to embrace precarity as the new normal. Revealing how urban crisis has particular temporal and spatial characteristics, defined by uncertainty, instability, fractures and gaps, it illuminates how those markers of crisis have been optimistically reimagined over the last few years, through an examination of seven logics that rebrand insecurity including within housing, labour economies and gentrifying areas. In doing so, it paints a frightening picture of how crisis conditions have become not just accepted, but are in fact desired, in today’s metropolis.
Rebranding Precarity
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Ella Harris
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-29 - Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

'Pop-up' is a fully-fledged, new urbanism. Celebrated as a flexible and exciting new form of place making, pop-up culture includes temporary or nomadic sites such as cinemas, container malls, supper clubs, even pop-up housing and is now ubiquitous in cities across the world. But what are the stakes of the
Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Marissia Fragkou
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-06 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Presenting a rigorous critical investigation of the reinvigoration of the political in contemporary British theatre, Ecologies of Precarity in Twenty-First Century Theatre provides a fresh understanding of how theatre has engaged with precarity, affect, risk, intimacy, care and relationality in recent times. The study makes a compelling case for reading
Post-Industrial Precarity: New Ethnographies of Urban Lives in Uncertain Times
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Gillian Evans
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-01-15 - Publisher: Vernon Press

The United Nations predicts that by the year 2050 almost 70% of the planet’s population will be living in cities. The onus on social scientists is to explain the contemporary challenges posed by the urbanization of the world. A growing body of literature raises the alarm about the precarity of
Precarity and Belonging
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Catherine S. Ramírez
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-18 - Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Precarity and Belonging examines how the movement of people and their incorporation, marginalization, and exclusion, under epochal conditions of labor and social precarity affecting both citizens and noncitizens, have challenged older notions of citizenship and alienage. This collection brings mobility, precarity, and citizenship together in order to explore the points
Precarity and Vocational Education and Training
Language: en
Pages: 229
Authors: Maria-Carmen Pantea
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-19 - Publisher: Springer

This book explores how the changing nature of work intersects with and influences young people’s views on their future. As an increasingly precarious service sector overtakes traditional industrial work, vocational education and training (VET) is held up as a panacea for poverty alleviation, youth unemployment and economic growth. However, the