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(precarious + proletariat) a social class formed by people suffering from precarity, due to lack of job security; emergence of this class has been ascribed to the entrenchment of neoliberalism; Guy Standing has a book on this

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a growing 'precariat', consisting of millions of people facing unstable, insecure labour, a lack of occupational identity, declining and increasingly volatile real wages, loss of benefits and chronic indebtedness

—p.xi Preface (vii) by Guy Standing
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The growth of the "precariat", in this view, has undermined workers’ power at the point of production.

—p.11 The Forgotten Militants (9) missing author
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4 years, 3 months ago


Now often referred to as 'the precariat' (to emphasise the floating and unstable character of their employment and lifestyles) these workers have always accounted for a large segment of the total labour force.

—p.243 What is to be Done? And Who is Going to Do It? (215) by David Harvey
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