The Hedgehog Review
According to scholarly estimates, one-fifth of today’s workforce belongs to the “precariat,” a growing and class-transcending assortment of part-time, short-term, contract workers, seasonal laborers, and other people who toil alone, take on gigs, or start businesses with little hope of longevity, steady incomes, or benefits. Examining the forces that gave rise to the precarious economy, we explore many of the cultural dimensions of the emerging workscape: How have people internalized their new “disruptable” condition? How has “precarity” affected the professions—and, more broadly, the very meaning of vocation? How is our understanding of work time and workplace changing?
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Visiting Faculty Fellow
Ned O’Gorman is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication and Conrad Humanities Scholar in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He writes in and across several different areas: history of rhetoric (in practice and in theory), political thought/theory, aesthetics, media and technology studies, and the digital humanities.
His work, which is historical and philosophical in orientation, focuses on the intersections among rhetoric, political thought, and media (more like mediation, or "mediality”), especially in two revolutionary ages,...