Book Reviews. Managing the Margins: Gender, Citizenship, and the International Regulation of Precarious Employment.
5 Pages Posted: 14 Jun 2017
Date Written: 2011
The great strength of Canada Research Chair Leah Vosko's new book lies in its cogent, well-documented critique. Vosko’s notion of standard employment relationships takes distance from those who reject citizenship’s potential as a transformative concept; it offers denationalized citizenship as a potentially inclusive feature of an alternative imaginary that would embrace global, universal caregiving. Vosko’s method is plural, drawing selectively and coherently from the disciplines that one would increasingly expect to see reflected in a study concerned with rendering visible what has been left out of accounts told chiefly from an industrial relations–political science–labour law frame. The persuasive, jargon-free prose helps to convince the reader that if women’s/gender studies and citizenship/migration studies have not always been a part of the story of employment, they must be now.
The definitive version is available at DOI 10.1111/j.1564-913X.2011.00130.x/full
Keywords: Women, Gender, Migration, Citizenship, Labor Rights, Labor Market, Employment Law, Precarious Work, Workers' Rights, Marginalization, Standard Employment Relationship
JEL Classification: K30, K21, J15, J16, J81, J61, K37
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