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Organizing insecurity: marginal subjects and narratives of injustice
, Jerome Joseph
Published in Taylor & Francis
Volume: 22
Issue: 4
Pages: 365 - 381
In order to understand how insecurity is organized, we draw from our conversations with marginal workers from a variety of contexts in India – Tamil and Tibetan refugees, informal sector workers, contract or temporary workers and organized sector workers with apparently stable contracts. We theorize insecurity as the experience of injustice, and the structuring of inequalities to which workers are forced to give muted consent. We also read insecurity as the production of sovereignties in which the nation, state and the corporation intersect to produce regimes of injustice. Finally, we read insecurity as the abduction of the subject of the worker, and her conversion into a resource from whom value is extracted. Perhaps, the hope of resistance lies in the politics of vulnerability, a politics which undoes the subordinations and the violence of contracts.
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JournalCulture and Organization
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Open AccessNo