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<nettime> general theory of the precariat: great recession, revolution,
Alex Foti on Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:17:16 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> general theory of the precariat: great recession, revolution, reaction - out now:)


cari amici e amiche precari/e

i have finally managed to put out a coherent book on the precariat. i hope you dig it. here's the link, below the back cover. ciao and thanks to Geert and the INC!

http://networkcultures.org/blog/publication/general-theory-of-the-precariat/

From the fast-food industry to the sharing economy, precarious work has become the norm in contemporary capitalism, like the anti-globalization movement predicted it would. This book describes how the precariat came into being under neoliberalism and how it has radicalized in response to crisis and austerity. It investigates the political economy of precarity and the historical sociology of the precariat, and discusses movements of precarious youth against oligopoly and oligarchy in Europe, America, and East Asia. Foti cover the three fundamental dates of recent history: the financial crisis of 2008, the political revolutions of 2011, and the national-populist backlash of 2016, to presents his class theory of the precariat and the ideologies of left-populist movements. Building a theory of capitalist crisis to understand the aftermath of the Great Recession, he outlines political scenarios where the precariat can successfully fight for emancipation, and reverse inequality and environmental destruction. Written by the activist who put precarity on the map of radical thinking, this is the first work proposing a complete theory of the precariat in its actuality and potentiality.

ps the last sentence is presumptuous but i wanted to show guy standing's theory was off-target and also that paul mason's theory of capitalist development was incomplete without regulation theory (btw my model was arrived at independently)

alex

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