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Republican Citizens, Precarious Subjects – Representations of Work in Post-Fordist France - Liverpool Scholarship Online
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Republican Citizens, Precarious Subjects: Representations of Work in Post-Fordist France

Jeremy F. Lane


Over recent decades concerns at the increased scarcity and precarity of salaried employment have dominated political struggles, theoretical debates and cultural representations in France. This study argues that such concerns are evidence of a profound shift in the French economy and labour market. In its first, theoretical part, the study engages with work in political economy and sociology, sketching a new interpretative framework, the better to understand the nature and implications of this profound shift. This shift has challenged certain fundamental French republican values, opening up a r ... More

Keywords: Precarity, Labour flexibility, Post-Fordism, French Republicanism, Society of Control

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781789622140
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781789622140.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy F. Lane, author
University of Nottingham

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