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We explore narratives of insecurity articulated by eight Indian workers to understand how the casualisation of the employment relationship makes life more fragile and precarious. We argue that the experiences of insecurity and injustice experienced by workers embodies truths of the employment relationship that resonate among workers. The unfreedoms experienced by workers lead to a sharing of the social relations of commons where workers can resist by expressing solidarity with each other. We argue that the journey towards justice can be framed by reclaiming the social relations of the commons. One of the first steps in such a journey might be the reading of the texts of insecurity as recreating the truths of one’s own experiences anew.

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JournalAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
Open AccessNo