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The Resource Anthropologies of unemployment : new perspectives on work and its absence, edited by Jong Bum Kwon and Carrie M. Lane

Anthropologies of unemployment : new perspectives on work and its absence, edited by Jong Bum Kwon and Carrie M. Lane

Label
Anthropologies of unemployment : new perspectives on work and its absence
Title
Anthropologies of unemployment
Title remainder
new perspectives on work and its absence
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jong Bum Kwon and Carrie M. Lane
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Anthropologies of Unemployment offers accessible, theoretically innovative, and ethnographically rich examinations of unemployment in rural and urban regions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. The diversity of case studies demonstrates that unemployment is a pressing global phenomenon that sheds light on the uneven consequences of free-market ideologies and policies. Economic, social, and cultural marginalization is common in the lives of the unemployed, but their experience and interpretation are shaped by local and national cultural particularities. In exploring those differences, the contributors to this volume employ recent theoretical innovations and engage with some of the more salient topics in contemporary anthropology, such as globalization, migration, youth cultures, bureaucracy, class, gender, and race. Taken together, the chapters reveal that there is something new about unemployment today. It is not a temporary occurrence, but a chronic condition. In adjusting to persistent, longstanding unemployment, people and groups create new understandings of unemployment as well as of work and employment; they improvise new forms of sociality, morality, and personhood. Ethnographic studies such as those found in Anthropologies of Unemployment are crucial if we are to understand the broader forms, meanings, and significance of pervasive economic insecurity and discover the emergence of new social and cultural possibilities. Contributors Josh Fisher, High Point UniversityDavid Karjanen, University of MinnesotaAnn E. Kingsolver, University of KentuckyJong Bum Kwon, Webster UniversityCarrie M. Lane, California State University, FullertonCaitrin Lynch, Olin College Daniel Mains, University of Oklahoma John P. Murphy, Gettysburg CollegeMariano D. Perelman, University of Buenos AiresFrances Abrahamer Rothstein, Montclair State UniversityClaudia Strauss, Pitzer College
Cataloging source
P@U
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1974-
  • 1971-
  • 1974-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lane, Carrie M.
  • Kwon, Jong Bum
  • Lane, Carrie M.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic anthropology
  • Unemployed
  • Unemployment
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Economic anthropology
  • Unemployed
  • Unemployment
Label
Anthropologies of unemployment : new perspectives on work and its absence, edited by Jong Bum Kwon and Carrie M. Lane
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The limits of liminality : anthropological approaches to unemployment in the U.S. / Carrie M. Lane -- The limits to quantitative thinking : engaging economics on the unemployed / David Karjanen -- Occupation / Jong Bum Kwon -- The rise of the precariat? : unemployment and social identity in a French outer city / John P. Murphy -- Contesting unemployment : the case of the cirujas in Buenos Aires / Mariano D. Perelman -- Zones of in/visibility : commodification of rural unemployment in South Carolina / Ann E. Kingsolver -- Youth unemployment, progress, and shame in urban Ethiopia / Daniel Mains -- Labor on the move : kinship, social networks, and precarious work among Mexican migrants / Frances Abrahamer Rothstein -- Positive thinking about being out of work in Southern California during the great recession / Claudia Strauss -- The unemployed cooperative : community responses to joblessness in Nicaragua / Josh Fisher
Control code
ocn960505914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706134
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gv9mw3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960505914
Label
Anthropologies of unemployment : new perspectives on work and its absence, edited by Jong Bum Kwon and Carrie M. Lane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The limits of liminality : anthropological approaches to unemployment in the U.S. / Carrie M. Lane -- The limits to quantitative thinking : engaging economics on the unemployed / David Karjanen -- Occupation / Jong Bum Kwon -- The rise of the precariat? : unemployment and social identity in a French outer city / John P. Murphy -- Contesting unemployment : the case of the cirujas in Buenos Aires / Mariano D. Perelman -- Zones of in/visibility : commodification of rural unemployment in South Carolina / Ann E. Kingsolver -- Youth unemployment, progress, and shame in urban Ethiopia / Daniel Mains -- Labor on the move : kinship, social networks, and precarious work among Mexican migrants / Frances Abrahamer Rothstein -- Positive thinking about being out of work in Southern California during the great recession / Claudia Strauss -- The unemployed cooperative : community responses to joblessness in Nicaragua / Josh Fisher
Control code
ocn960505914
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 276 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501706134
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7591/9781501706134
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1gv9mw3
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960505914

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