Choosing precarity

During, Simon (2015) Choosing precarity. South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies, 38 1: 19-38. doi:10.1080/00856401.2014.975901


Author During, Simon
Title Choosing precarity
Journal name South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0085-6401
1479-0270
Publication date 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00856401.2014.975901
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 38
Issue 1
Start page 19
End page 38
Total pages 20
Place of publication Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This essay argues that global neo-liberalism has undercut the analytic power of the concept of the ‘subaltern’. It has instead produced a new category: the precariat. It makes this case first by examining Carlo Levi's Christ Stopped at Eboli, which helped define the subaltern, and then by showing that the aftermath of the 1968 revolutions slowly overturned the problematic installed by Levi and the Subaltern Studies group. It ends by offering an account of contemporary precarity via a reading of Amit Chaudhuri's novel, The Immortals.
Keyword Subaltern studies
Cultural studies
Precarity
1968
Deconstruction
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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