Negotiating Precariousness: Navigating Discursive In/Visibilities

JVF Conference Papers

We are all the precarious class…? Are we really all the precarious class? From a sociological standpoint, precarity is certainly one of the main issues of our society; it might even be the new social question, as the French sociologist Robert Castel put it. Considering precarity as a core issue of society might mean that we, as members of society, are affected in some way. In some way, perhaps, but not all in the same way. From a discourse analytical point of view, the epigraph of the paper can be considered a statement (enoncé) in the Foucauldian sense. As discursive intervention, it constructs social reality both by creating visibilities and also inseparably invisibilities.

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