DFG - Projekt: Young precarious workers in Poland and Germany: a comparative sociological study on working and living conditions, social consciousness and civic engagement

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News vom 15.09.2015

Under the direciton of Associate Professor Vera Trappmann (Leeds University) this research project seeks to propose new theoretical insights into the extent to which precarious working and living conditions influence the
emergent forms of social, class and political consciousness, individual life strategies and collective civic engagement of young workers in Poland and Germany. Taking as a case example the situation of young precarious workers, the research seeks to advance the relational, historical and interpretive approach to precarity in which the social boundaries of the concept are determined by institutional features of national varieties of
capitalism, cultural and political discourses of “normal employment” as well as the practices of social actors.