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The Fight For Time: Migrant Day Laborers and the Politics of Precarity

Paul Apostolidis


In today’s precarious world, working people’s experiences are becoming more alike even as their disparities sharpen. This book unfolds a critique of the precarity phenomenon by setting Latino day laborers’ commentaries in dialogue with critical social theory. The Fight for Time shows how migrant labor on society’s jagged edges relates to encompassing syndromes of precarity as both exception and synecdoche. Subjected to especially harsh treatment as unauthorized migrants, these workers also epitomize struggles that apply throughout the economy. Juxtaposing day laborers’ accounts of their desper ... More

Keywords: precarity, day laborer, time, migrant, democratic theory, Latino

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190459338
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190459338.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Apostolidis, author
Professor and Judge & Mrs. Timothy A. Paul Endowed Chair of Political Science, Whitman College