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Without a safety net: Precarization among young Danish employees

Nielsen ML, Görlich A, Grytnes R, et al. Without a safety net: Precarization among young Danish employees. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies 2017;7(3):3-22.
Date: 2017
Scientific Article
[Open access]Precarisation' is one of the concepts that has become important in efforts to explain how neoliberalpolitics and changed economic conditions produce new forms of marginalization and increasedinsecurity. The aim of this article is to examine how subjectivity is produced among youngDanish employees through socio-material processes of precarization at workplaces and employmentprojects.Drawing on ethnographic observations and qualitative interviews with 35 young employeesand young people 'Neither in Education, Employment or Training' (NEET), the three case examplesshow how processes of precarization, rooted in global economic and political conditions, can beunderstood as situated contextual practices. It is demonstrated how being positioned as an easilyreplaceable source of labor is shaping young people's processes of subjectification.
Link: https://tidsskrift.dk/njwls/article/view/97094/145800
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