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Trabajo y sociedad

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Abstract

LONGO, Julieta. The borders of precariousness: Perceptions and meanings of work for young workers precarious of hypermarkets. Trab. soc. [online]. 2012, n.19, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1514-6871.

From a case study in a multinational company, the paper proposes to rethink the concept of precariousness, in the light of perceptions and meanings that workers attributed their labor. The study focuses on young workers, one of the most vulnerable and flexible group in the labor market, and was carried out in hypermarkets, understanding that it is in the service sector which concentrates youth employment in precarious conditions. It argues that precariousness is a historic form in the power relationship of capital and work, and therefore should be considered in terms collective rather than individual.

Keywords : Precariousness; Youth; Power relations; Service sector; Subjectivity.

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