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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Pardy, J. (2010). An Australian worker navigating precarious work and fluid subjectivity. In T. Seddon, L. Henriksson, & B. Niemeyer (Eds.), Learning and Work and the Politics of Working Life. Global tansformations and collective identities in teaching, nursing and social work (pp. 173 - 185). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203863121