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Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times

Andrew Ross


Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just that—a dream? This book surveys the new topography of the global workplace and finds an emerging pattern of labor instability and uneven development on a massive scale. It looks at what the new landscape of contingent employment means for workers across national, class, and racial lines—from the emerging “creative class” of high-wage professionals to the multitudes of temporary, migrant, or low-wage ... More

Keywords: job insecurity, secure job, global workplace, labor instability, high-wage professionals, low-wage workers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814776292
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814776292.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Ross, author