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The Resource Precarious Enterprise on the Margins : Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City, by Jessica Gerrard, (electronic resource)

Precarious Enterprise on the Margins : Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City, by Jessica Gerrard, (electronic resource)

Label
Precarious Enterprise on the Margins : Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City
Title
Precarious Enterprise on the Margins
Title remainder
Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City
Statement of responsibility
by Jessica Gerrard
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book explores the contemporary conditions of marginal work within the context of persistent unemployment, poverty, and homelessness in wealthy nations. Drawing from research concerning three cities—Melbourne, San Francisco, and London—Jessica Gerrard offers a rich account of one of the most precarious informal forms of work: selling homeless street press (The Big Issue and Street Sheet). Combining analyses of sellers’ everyday work experiences with theorizations of marginality, working, and learning, Gerrard provides much-needed insight into contemporary forms of entrepreneurial and precarious work. This book demonstrates that those who are unemployed and seemingly unproductive are, in fact, highly productive. They value, desire, and seek practical work experience whilst also struggling to fulfill the basic needs that many of us take for granted.--
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Gerrard, Jessica
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Springer eBooks
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  • Social sciences
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Lifelong learning
  • Adult education
  • Social structure
  • Social inequality
  • Industrial sociology
  • Poverty
Label
Precarious Enterprise on the Margins : Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City, by Jessica Gerrard, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59483-9
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Work, Poverty, and Capitalism -- 2. Marginality Reconsidered -- 3. Homeless Street Press: Historical and Contemporary Connections -- 4. Time is Money -- 5. Being Productive: Working, Not Begging -- 6. Learning to Entrepreneurially Labour -- 7. Working in Public: Value, Exchange, and Performance -- 8. Moving On?: Pathways, Aspirations, and Stasis -- 9. Epilogue: Enterprise on the Margins
Control code
978-1-137-59483-9
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 214 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137594839
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uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-59483-9
Other physical details
6 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994643386
Label
Precarious Enterprise on the Margins : Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City, by Jessica Gerrard, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-59483-9
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Work, Poverty, and Capitalism -- 2. Marginality Reconsidered -- 3. Homeless Street Press: Historical and Contemporary Connections -- 4. Time is Money -- 5. Being Productive: Working, Not Begging -- 6. Learning to Entrepreneurially Labour -- 7. Working in Public: Value, Exchange, and Performance -- 8. Moving On?: Pathways, Aspirations, and Stasis -- 9. Epilogue: Enterprise on the Margins
Control code
978-1-137-59483-9
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XIII, 214 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137594839
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-59483-9
Other physical details
6 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)994643386

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