Was ist das Andere des Prekären? Überlegungen zur Darstellung prekärer Arbeit heute

  • Judith Siegmund


Judith Siegmund

What is the Other of Precarity? Considerations on the Representation of Precarious Work Today

This paper inquires into the imagined Other of precarity from the perspective of cultural philosophy. Which norms are implicitly applied when the contemporary subject is termed “precarious” or when there is mention of “precarious subjectivity.” Exploring social science and social psychology theories as regards the premises on which their respective critiques of precarity are based, this contribution shows how a traditional negative dialectics of economic security and freedom is virulent notwithstanding intentions to the contrary. The central claim of this paper, however, is that a positive dialectics needs to be developed in response to these conditions.