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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Julia Ticona is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology department of the University of Virginia. Her research interests are at the intersection of technology, culture, and emotions. Ticona holds a BA in Sociology from Wellesley College, and an MA in sociology from the University of Virginia. Her dissertation explores the social organization of our emotional experiences using personal technologies with a particular focus on narratives of dependency, control, and intimacy. In addition to participating in the Cultures of Capitalism reading group at the Institute, Ticona has also enjoyed her time deciphering narratives...