Sébastien Chauvin (2017)
Chapter 7 in Democracy and the Welfare State: The Two Wests in the Age of Austerity. Edited by Alice Kessler-Harris and Maurizio Vaudagna. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017, pp. 176-194
By no means an undifferentiated mass of disposable workers, the new urban ‘precariat’ is traversed by hierarchies and loyalties that not only impact its exploitation, but also influence its prospects for collective mobilization. In this chapter, I illustrate this argument by considering workforce differentiation in the first decade of the twenty-first century in Chicago’s formal day labor sector.