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Conceptualizing Precarious Employment: Mapping Wage Work Across Social Location and Occupational Context

Document type Book chapter
Series Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Editor Vosko, Leah F.
Author Vosko, Leah F.
Author Cranford, Cynthia J.
Book Precarious Employment: Understanding Labour Market Insecurity in Canada
Publisher McGill-Queen's University Press; Montreal
Date 2006
ISBN 0-7735-2961-6 0-7735-2962-4
Pages 40-66


[A]dvances a new methodological approach to understanding precarious wage work.... This approach considers how race and gender, as they intersect with occupation, shape and, in turn, are shaped by precarious employment. Its main empirical finding is that a "racialized gendering of jobs" characterizes the contemporary Canadian labour market. --From editor's introductory chapter (p. 34).