Tag Archives: Precarious work

Precarious Asia

Co-authored by JCA editor-in-chief Kevin Hewison, with Arne Kalleberg and JCA editorial board member Kwang-Yeong Shin, Precarious Asia is published by Stanford University Press. Now available, the information below provides a discounted price.

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An Indian Precariat?

“Is There an Indian Precariat? Evidence from the Auto Manufacturing Industry” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2021.1888148) is a new article for JCA by Tom Barnes of the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, Australian Catholic University, Sydney, Australia. The abstract for the paper … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Complicit Networks and Precarity in Singapore

A fifth article for an upcoming special issue on Precarity in Asia is Chuanfei Chin‘s “Precarious Work and its Complicit Network: Migrant Labour in Singapore” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2019.1572209). Chuanfei is from the Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore. The abstract … Continue reading

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Thailand’s Politics and Motorcycle Taxis

JCA Editor-in-chief Kevin Hewison reviews Claudio Sopranzetti’s Owners of the Map. Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok, published by the University of California Press. Hewison says this is an exciting book in that the reader is taken on … Continue reading

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Issue 3 for 2018 published

Issue number 3 for Volume 48 (2018) of the journal has gone to print and is available electronically at the publisher’s site. This number is a regular issue, featuring six research articles, a commentary and four book reviews. Two of … Continue reading

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Precarious Work and the Elderly in Korea

The elderly work. In South Korea, with a relatively immature welfare system, they are increasingly working in poorly paid and insecure jobs. In “Precarious Elderly Workers in Post-Industrial South Korea” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1423370), Yun-Young Kim and Sophia Seung-Yoon Lee of the … Continue reading

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Policy on Precarious Work

Heidi Gottfried of the Department of Sociology, Wayne State University reviews (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1233990) Policy Responses to Precarious Work in Asia. Edited by Hsing-Huang Michael Hsiao, Arne L. Kalleberg and Kevin Hewison, the book is published in Taiwan by Academia Sinica. … Continue reading

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Precarious Work in Jakarta

Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih, a lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Indonesia, has published with JCA. In her new article “Jakarta’s Precarious Workers: Are they a ‘New Dangerous Class’?” (DOI: … Continue reading

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