Flexible Capitalism: Exchange and Ambiguity at Work

Flexible Capitalism: Exchange and Ambiguity at Work

by Jens Kjaerulff (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789200737
Publisher: Berghahn Books, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/13/2018
Series: EASA Series , #25
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Jens Kjaerulff is a social anthropologist whose publications include Internet and Change: an Anthropology of Knowledge and Flexible Work (Intervention Press, 2010). He has held positions at Simon Fraser University, University of Victoria, and University of Manchester, and is conducting independent research and serving as a consultant PhD supervisor.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Jens Kjaerulff

Chapter 1. Everybody Gives: Gifts in the Global Factory

Jamie Cross

Chapter 2. Unveiling the Work of the Gift: Neoliberalism and the Flexible Margins of Nation-State

Tinna Grétarsdóttir

Chapter 3. Flexibility Frictions: Economies of Connection in Contemporary Forms of Work

Christina Garsten

Chapter 4. Taking Over the Gift: The Circulation and Exchange of Options, Labour and ‘Lucky Money’ in Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry

Caura Wood

Chapter 5. How to Stay Entangled in a World of Flows: Flexible Subjects and Mobile Knowledge in the New Media Industries

Hannah Knox

Chapter 6. The Payoff of Love and the Traffic of Favours: Reciprocity, Social Capital and the Blurring of Value Realms in Flexible Capitalism

Susana Narotzky

Chapter 7. Flexible Capitalism and Transactional Orders in Colonial and Postcolonial Mauritius: A Post-Occidentalist View

Patrick Neveling

Chapter 8. The Corrosion of Character Revisited: Rethinking Uncertainty and Flexibility

Jens Kjaerulff

Chapter 9. Afterword: Exchange and Corporate Forms Today

Keir Martin

Notes on Contributors

Index

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