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Contingent High-Skilled Work and Flexible Labor Markets. Creative Workers and Independent Contractors Cycling Between Employment and Unemployment


Flexibility in highly skilled jobs combines the characteristics of the secondary and the professional labor market, which oblige to revise the separation between salaried work and self-employment. Two cases are studied: the employment system of artists and technical workers in the performing arts and the work of independent contractors mediated by umbrella firms. An analysis of the French labor market shows how “flexicurity” may work, but also how its books may get unbalanced, as employers learn to make strategic use of unemployment insurance.

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Objective Status, Subjective Status and Prosociality of Swiss Apprentices

–20. Tutić, Andreas und Ulf Liebe. 2009. A Theory of Status-Mediated Inequity Aversion. Journal of MathematicalSociology 33: 157–195. Visser, Michael S. und Matthew R. Roelofs. 2011. Heterogeneous Preferences for Altruism: Gender and Personality, Social Status, Giving and Taking. Experimental Economics 14(4): 490–506. Watson, P. J. und Ronald J. Morris. 1991. Narcissism, Empathy and Social Desirability. Personality and Individual Differences 12(6): 575–579. Weiner, Bernard. 1985. An Attributional Theory of Achievement Motivation and Emotion

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«Ich habe versucht, mich zu beweisen». Der Umgang mit Ausgrenzungs- und Diskriminierungserfahrungen in der Berufseinstiegsphase. Das Beispiel von AkademikerInnen mit Migrationshintergrund in Österreich

, Michelle D. 1998. Mediating discrimination: resisting oppression among African-American muslim women. Social Problems 45(5): 473-487. Cotton, John L., Bonnie S. O’Neill und Andrea Griffin. 2008. The “name game”: affective and hiring reactions to first names. Journal of Managerial Psychology 23(1): 18-39. Deitch, Elizabeth A., Adam Barsky, Rebecca M. Butz, Suzanne Chan, Arthur P. Brief und Jill C. Bradley. 2003. Subtle yet significant: the existence and impact of everyday racial discrimination in the workplace. Human Relations 56(11): 1299

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The Logic of Couplings: A Quantitative Practice-Theoretical Perspective on Mobilities

–883. Heisserer, Barbara und Henrike Rau. 2015. Capturing the Consumption of Distance? A Practice­ Theoretical Investigation of Everyday Travel. Journal of Consumer Culture 17(3): 579–599 Hesse, Markus und Joachim Scheiner. 2009. Residential Location, Mobility and the City: Mediating and Reproducing Social Inequity S. 187–206 in Mobilities and Inequality, hrsg. von Timo Ohnmacht, Hanja Maksim und Manfred Max Bergman. Adershot: Ashgate. Hillebrandt, Frank. 2009. Praxistheorie. S. 369–394 in Handbuch Soziologische Theorien, hrsg. von Georg Kneer und Markus

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Monitoring through Potentiality. Essay on the Artist Taken as an Exemplary Model

. S. 13–30 in A quoi servent les artistes? , hrsg. von André Ducret. Zürich/Genf: Seismo. Heintz, Bettina. 2010. Numerische Differenz. Überlegungen zu einer Soziologie des (quantitativen) Vergleichs. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 39(3): 162–181. Hennion, Antoine. 2007. La passion musicale. Une sociologie de la médiation . Paris: Éditions Métailié. Honneth, Axel. 2002. Organisierte Selbstverwirklichung. Paradoxien der Individualisierung. S. 141–158 in Befreiung aus der Mündigkeit. Paradoxien des gegenwärtigen Kapitalismus , hrsg. von Axel Honneth

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Reclaiming Citizenship in the Post-Democratic Condition

1 Introduction At its most basic, the notion of citizenship refers to the rights and obligations conferred to an individual by virtue of their membership in a political community such as the nation-state ( Tilly, 1997 ). It is a mediating concept, in that it mediates relationships between individuals within a state and relationships between individuals and institutions, including the state itself. In this spirit, Tilly (1997) understands citizenship as a kind of tie that binds people to one another within the jurisdiction of a given state, but which also

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The Paradox of Citizenship in American Politics: Ideals and Reality

profound differences between two total institutions created by the state: the reservation system versus Japanese American internment camps. Nevertheless, the overall focus on the relevance of race to matters pertaining to citizenship is convincing. The final chapter on state power offers a breezy account of the role of new computer-mediated technologies in shaping new fora for citizenship discourse and debate along with an account of the new potential these technologies afford the state in surveillance—which has become a more pressing issue in the post-9/11 era. On the

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Critical global citizenship: contextualising citizenship and globalisation

, pp. 936-950. 10.1080/13621025.2015.1110286 Robertson S 2015 ‘Contractualization, depoliticization and the limits of solidarity: noncitizens in contemporary Australia’ Citizenship Studies 19 8 936 950 Siapera, E. (2010). Cultural diversity and global media: the mediation of difference . Chichester, West Sussex, U.K; Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Siapera E. 2010 Cultural diversity and global media: the mediation of difference Chichester, West Sussex, U.K Malden, MA; Wiley-Blackwell Tawil, S. (2013). Education for ‘Global Citizenship’: A framework

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Rereading Diaspora: Reverberating Voices and Diasporic Listening in Italo-Australian Digital Storytelling

. Uprootings/regroundings: Questions of home and migration Oxford, New York Berg 41 58 Gunew, S. 2017. Post-multicultural writers as neo-cosmopolitan mediators London: Anthem Press. Gunew S. 2017 Post-multicultural writers as neo-cosmopolitan mediators London Anthem Press Hage, G. 1998. White nation: Fantasies of white supremacy in a multicultural society Sydney: Pluto Press. Hage G. 1998 White nation: Fantasies of white supremacy in a multicultural society Sydney Pluto Press Hage, G. 2014. What is a critical anthropology of diaspora

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Contemporary Citizenship: Four Types

information network and their connections with the market are no longer mediated by trade unions or artisans associations, because their working lives are likely to be based on casual and shortterm employment in global corporations. ‘Facebook’ becomes society for the isolated consumer. However, while they enjoy low personal taxation and easy credit, their wages from casual employment are often insufficient to provide for long-term benefits such as pension. With the financialisation of capitalism and the spread of advanced consumerism, the consumer-citizenship is often

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