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Work in the Precarious Economy

According to scholarly estimates, one-fifth of today’s workforce belongs to the “precariat,” a growing and class-transcending assortment of part-time, short-term, contract workers, seasonal laborers, and other people who toil alone, take on gigs, or start businesses with little hope of longevity, steady incomes, or benefits. Examining the forces that gave rise to the precarious economy, we explore many of the cultural dimensions of the emerging workscape: How have people internalized their new “disruptable” condition? How has “precarity” affected the professions—and, more broadly, the very meaning of vocation? How is our understanding of work time and workplace changing?

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Christina McRorie

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Christina McRorie

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Christina McRorie is a doctoral candidate in the Theology, Ethics, and Culture program in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her research interests include Christian thought, religious ethics in the Abrahamic traditions, the history and philosophy of economics, and the ways religious traditions make sense of and respond to economic change. Her dissertation, "Moral Agency in Global Capitalism Today: A Theological Analysis," reflects theologically on the context for moral agency presented by contemporary economic life. McRorie holds an MAR in Ethics from Yale University, and a BA in History and Religion from Pepperdine...

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