Compositions of Security in Times of Precarization
Awarded to Marguerite van den Berg
While we know that decades of welfare reform has destabilized life for many Europeans and labour, for many, no longer supports life, scholarship that looks at precarisation of work, care and infrastructure in its interrelatedness is scarce. Precarisation is understood here as a post-Fordist mode of governing in which life is destabilized (Lorey, 2015). The proposed study aims to carry the empirical study of precariousness (Butler, 2005) and precarisation beyond the focus on labour and the precariousness of individual bodies to the precariousness of everyday and interrelated social practices of work, care and infrastructure. It looks at how urban Europeans do security.To do this, the proposal builds on theories of precarisation, post-Fordist urbanism and European welfare reform.
A City at Odds with Itself? How Expats are Re-Making Amsterdam
Awarded to Pamela Prickett