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Precarity and Loss. On Certain and Uncertain Properties of Life and Work

Authors:

  • Tadeusz Rachwał

Abstract

The book is devoted to social and political interdependencies of life and work, the interdependencies in which the ideas of loss and deprivation are the founding incentives of the precariousness of the position and the status of the human subject. Loss of property in the economic sense, along with the loss of properties in epistemological terms have become a crucial measure of precarity through its dissociation from what Judith Butler calls “the organization and protection of bodily needs.” The book offers a proposition of multidisciplinary reading of origins and constructions of “anxiety of loss” as a constitutive trait of what may be called the “economization” (or, after Jean-Pierre Dupuy, “economystifacion”) of human condition through various discursive practices tying loss with lack, and in this way making the uncertainty of possessing certain properties into a sphere of politically controlled semi-ontological anxieties. The book also reads loss in terms of topographical disorientation and the idea of placelessness.

Record ID
SWPSb4ffd21f606e43fa973fd39b6f859c39
Book type
Monograph
Author
Publisher (from the publisher list)
Springer International Publishing
Publishing place (Publisher address)
Wiesbaden
Pages
145
Publication size in sheets
7.25
ISBN
978-3-658-13415-0
Issue year
2017
Book series /Journal (in case of Journal special issue)
Prekarisierung und soziale Entkopplung - transdisziplinäre Studien
Language
(en) English
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Score (nominal)
100
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