Issue 4 of 2019 published

Issue number 4 of Volume 49 of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This is a special issue titled Precarious Work, Precarious Lives: The Nature and Experience of Precarity in Asia and guest edited by Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Jonathan Rigg. It consists of five articles and an Introduction.

The issue is filled out by two further research articles and six book reviews. The special issue articles are:

Living in an Age of Precarity in 21st Century Asia by Teresita Cruz-Del Rosario and Jonathan Rigg

Precarious Work and its Complicit Network: Migrant Labour in Singapore by Chuanfei Chin

Secondary Precarity in Asia: Family Vulnerability in an Age of Unfree Labour by Sallie Yea

Precarity, Cognitive (Non-)Resistance and the Conservative Working Class in China by Jake Lin

Precarity and Vulnerability: Rubber Plantations in Northern Laos and Northern Shan State, Myanmar by Kyoko Kusakabe and Aye Chan Myae

Networks of Reciprocity: Precarity and Community Social Organisations in Rural Myanmar by Michael Griffiths

The two additional research articles are:

Liberalisation in India: Does it Resolve or Aggravate Employment Problems? by Timothy Kerswell and Surendra Pratap

Japan’s Contested Labour Market Reform by Jiyeoun Song

The book reviews are:

Border Capitalism, Disrupted: Precarity and Struggle in a Southeast Asian Industrial Zone reviewed by Kyoko Kusakabe

Participation without Democracy: Containing Conflict in Southeast Asia reviewed by Edward Aspinall

Owners of the Map. Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok reviewed by Kevin Hewison (be among the first 50 to get a free copy)

Mythbusting Vietnam: Fact, Fictions, Fantasies reviewed by Geoffrey Gunn

Borders and Mobility in South Asia and Beyond reviewed by Diotima Chattoraj

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