Placelessness and Precarity. Mobility of Labor in Quasi-Utopian Spaces

Tadeusz Rachwał


The paper offers a reading of Guy Standing's idea of politics of paradise along with its offer of a mildly utopian agenda in the context of Thomas More's vision of an ideal world described in his Utopia. Standing's quasi-utopian vision of a world without uncertainties and inconveniences ascribed to the notion of the precariat seems to be following the principle of sovereignty which offers an appearance of oneness both of the state and the individual, thus regulating and "ban-optically" controlling the multiplicity and diversity of the everyday.
Author Tadeusz Rachwał (Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych w Warszawie)
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- Wydział Nauk Humanistycznych i Społecznych w Warszawie
Publication size in sheets3.65
Book Rachwał Tadeusz, Hepp Rolf, Kergel David (eds.): Precarious Places Social, Cultural and Economic Aspects of Uncertainty and Anxiety in Everyday Life, 2020, Springer, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, ISBN 978-3-658-27310-1, 164 p., DOI:10.1007/978-3-658-27311-8
Keywords in EnglishPrecarity, Utopia, Panopticon, Ban-opticon, Non-places
Languageen angielski
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