Flexibility is a key word of contemporary modernity: sociologists, as well as other social scientists, employ the term in order to explain the new patterns labour organisation and labour market have recently assumed. As a key term of late modernity, flexibility has acquired an overall semantic relevance: which means that the term flexibility may be adopted in order to understand the “liquid” character of both social structure and individual biography. Indeed, the term has also assumed a somewhat ideological character: flexibility, intended by most as a way to foster a more rational organisation of work, actually legitimates new forms of social exclusion, ideologically disguised as effectiveness and efficiency of economical strategies.

Flexibility and the Individual in the Late Modernity

LONGO, Mariano
2008-01-01

Abstract

Flexibility is a key word of contemporary modernity: sociologists, as well as other social scientists, employ the term in order to explain the new patterns labour organisation and labour market have recently assumed. As a key term of late modernity, flexibility has acquired an overall semantic relevance: which means that the term flexibility may be adopted in order to understand the “liquid” character of both social structure and individual biography. Indeed, the term has also assumed a somewhat ideological character: flexibility, intended by most as a way to foster a more rational organisation of work, actually legitimates new forms of social exclusion, ideologically disguised as effectiveness and efficiency of economical strategies.
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