Precarietà e classe: genitori in occupazioni precarie e ‘lotte quotidiane’

Translated title of the contribution: Precarity and class: parents in precarious employment and daily struggles

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This study presents the results of exploratory research on precarity and class. Through key concepts drawn from critical sociology, we try to understand class as class struggle, but not in the political sense of the concept. Here class struggle means the uninterrupted efforts of a whole group of people, within the given circumstances, to create better living conditions. Precarity is part of these circumstances and it is framed within the dynamics of valorisation of labour, which tends to reduce the person to simple labour-power. The participants are parents in precarious employment and we want to report and reflect on their efforts to achieve decent living standards. The intent of this study is critical, it does not want to demonstrate whether the “precariat” is a social class or not, but through the narratives of parents in precarious employment about their difficult circumstances, this research wants to explore how daily struggles can be understood as class struggles of people at the margins.

Translated title of the contributionPrecarity and class: parents in precarious employment and daily struggles
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)184-203
Number of pages20
JournalSociologia del Lavoro
Issue number168
Publication statusPublished - May 2024


  • class
  • daily struggles
  • labour-power
  • precarious parents
  • Precarity


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