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Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment

Leah F. Vosko


This book seeks to understand the precarious margins of late‐capitalist labour markets. Its point of departure is the prevailing view that the full‐time continuous job or the standard employment relationship (SER) is being eclipsed by part‐time and temporary paid employment and self‐employment. To the extent that such a shift is taking place, what are its implications for precarious employment and those struggling against it? Addressing this question, the book examines the construction, consolidation, and contraction of the SER, taking as its focus the contested emergence—within, amongst and a ... More

Keywords: Australia, Canada, citizenship, employment relationship, EU (European Union), fixed‐term work, gender, gender contract, international labour regulations, ILO (International Labour Organization), labour market insecurity, non‐standard employment, part‐time employment, precarious employment, self‐employment, standard employment relationship (SER), temporary employment, temporary agency work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199574810
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574810.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leah F. Vosko, author
Professor of Political Science and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Political Economy, York University
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