Daily Archives: 2019-06-26

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Stresses of the Job

Originally, ‘stress’ described the force necessary to break steel. Today, this metaphor is routinely applied to describe contemporary mental states. In recent years, the vectors of stress have so accelerated that many psychologists are sounding the […]

What is precarity?

Precarity invokes the image of a desperate climber hanging from the edge of a cliff. Economists are increasingly using this term to describe the stresses created by a job market where employment security is undermined by […]

How does contingent employment threaten academic freedom?

Academic freedom represents a pillar of western universities. The primary defense for free speech and unfettered scientific research is tenure. For decades, tenure has been under a sustained attack from covert business groups that recognize academic […]