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Laura Suski

. Some buycotts and boycotts have successfully produced moral communities that join localised consumers with distant producers, and in turn, have contributed to initiatives to improve labour conditions for workers and more sustainable forms of production. However, due to the natures of contemporary childhood and parenting, toy consumption often works to separate and alienate consumers from producers, rather than bringing

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Frances Steel

employment of indigenous sailors on USSCo. steamers equally objectionable. Although trading from Australia or New Zealand into the Pacific could not be classed as coasting, in these trades it became the norm to maintain coasting labour conditions and, hence, white labour. In 1884 the USSCo. removed all Islander labour from ships trading between Auckland and islands in the Pacific. The

in Oceania under steam
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Gabriele Griffin and Doris Leibetseder

struggle. (Precarias a la deriva, 2004 : n.p.) Our concept of bioprecarity follows on from their intent to communicate their precarious work and life positions, as we analyse different situations dealing with bioprecarity and how those thus precarized handle their precarious situations. The concept of the precariat became widely known during the massive protests in France in the winter of 2006 against the dismantling of the French and European welfare states (LaVaque-Manty, 2009 ). Guy Standing ( 2011 ) popularized the term to describe new labour conditions (see

in Bodily interventions and intimate labour
Class, gender and race
Duncan Wheeler

health cover, 68 but this was often tied up with employment contracts, and was thereby exposed to fluctuations in the market and labour conditions. A demographic boom combined with rising unemployment figures, which rocketed from 4.7 per cent in 1976 to peak at 21.7 per cent in 1985, provided ripe preconditions for juvenile delinquency, already on the rise prior to Franco’s death. 69 Of adolescents arrested for the first time, 34 per cent had been physically abused for years; 88 per cent of teenagers with criminal records came from impoverished backgrounds, 75 per

in Following Franco
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Scott Wilson

culture. Nike have been able to survive bad publicity concerning exploitative conditions of production in Vietnam and China through the utilisation of the cultural cool and hip sophistication of the descendants of slave labour. Indifferent to labour conditions in the East, white kids in the suburban malls will buy anything authenticated by the sovereignty of AfricanAmerican non-productive expenditure, the enjoyment embodied by the gangsta or African-American sporting hero. The disaffected son of the retired CIA agent played by Robert de Niro in 12 Great Satan’s rage

in Great Satan’s rage
Marc James Léger

life’ associated with liberal ideals of individual autonomy, lifestyle choice and even deviance or freedom from institutions. Such imaginary self-relating and self-discipline masks the fact that the mass precarisation of labour is ‘forced on people who fall out of normal labour conditions.’ 8 In the age of post-Fordist capitalism, and with an increasingly educated population, control is managed through the productivity of sociality itself. The point of contention here is whether it is the productivity of the immaterial worker that is valorised in excess of capital

in Vanguardia
Scott Wilson

don’t give a fuck like we don’t give a fuck, put your muthafuckin’ hands in the air’ (Snoop Doggy Dogg, ‘For all my Niggaz and Bitches’, 1993). Picking up on the sovereign indifference of the niggas with attitude ironically played upon by Snoop Dogg on Doggystyle (1993), white kids, similarly indifferent to labour conditions in the East, buy anything that might be associated with the power and enjoyment of the gangsta or African-American sporting hero. At the same time, Nike also overcome such bad publicity through their use of positive advertising which is conveyed

in Great Satan’s rage
Jane Dini

to contribute to the economic sustainability of their communities. In the fine arts, these depictions could exacerbate or ameliorate political tensions surrounding the fraught labour conditions in American society at the time. 10 While working within the high art tradition, Sargent’s painting appeared to complicate the conventions of the picturesque, adding a taint of danger to

in Republics and empires
Sruti Bala

flexibility in labour conditions that is post-Fordist without ever having been properly Fordist. The participants could not be easily lumped together as belonging to the same ‘community’, for the differences in caste, religious, economic and educational background, not to speak of political affiliations, were enormous, despite their sharing certain common features as rural or semi-rural women from the same region. The workshop was conceptualized and conducted by Radha Ramaswamy, a community theatre facilitator and founder of the Bangalore-based NGO Centre for Community

in The gestures of participatory art
Making work pay
Sally Daly

nature of immigration or labour market controls is important in understanding the positioning of both sets of workers evidenced here. Attention to the temporal dimension of migration has specific resonance with the horticultural labour market. By taking matters of time into consideration (period in a job, length of time between periods of work, hours of work and the seasonal reach of specific crops), the insecure labour conditions of precarious workers are highlighted. Indeed, Waite suggests that ‘the exploitation of the precarious worker may occur primarily through

in Spacing Ireland