An Australian worker navigating precarious work and fluid subjectivity

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    Abstract

    With the restructuring of the Australian economy in the 1990s, the role of education in preparing people for employment has shifted. Employment in services has now outpaced manufacturing as Australia has moved away from protectionism in response to new global economic arrangements. New production practices such as out-sourcing, off-shoring, privatisation and contracted labour hire reshaped Australian industries and employment has now become more precarious.With these far-reaching economic changes, the connections between learning and employment are being reconfigured.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLearning and Work and the Politics of Working Life. Global tansformations and collective identities in teaching, nursing and social work
    EditorsTerri Seddon, Lea Henriksson, Beatrix Niemeyer
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherRoutledge
    Pages173 - 185
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Print)0-415-55752-6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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