The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class
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This book presents the Precariat – an emerging class, comprising the rapidly growing number of people facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their lives.
Guy Standing argues that this class is producing instabilities in society. Although it would be wrong to characterise members of the Precariat as victims, many are frustrated and angry. The Precariat is dangerous because it is internally divided, leading to the villainisation of migrants and other vulnerable groups. Lacking agency, its members may be susceptible to the siren calls of political extremism.
To prevent a 'politics of inferno', Guy Standing argues for a 'politics of paradise', in which redistribution and income security are reconfi gured in a new kind of Good Society, and in which the fears and aspirations of the Precariat are made central to a progressive strategy.
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Guy Standing has succeeded in his book addressing a fundamental social issue. The book is well written and focused in its narrative style.
Indeed there is growing social group of teens within our social fabric which is a new dangerous class.
No one can deny the global existence of this class . ! This class include the young graduate teens who end up working for a minimum wages if they were lucky.
I have concluded the precariat partly causes the wide spread of addicts in our today’s troubled society.
This is very good read book for majors such as social studies , psychology and an excellent source of information to school counselors.