Neoliberalism as Hegemonic Discourse

Work insecurity In neoliberalism, Standing’s features of job security are lost! Insecurity is a defining feature of neoliberal discourse Insecurity promotes competition among people (towards a more prosperous society) Order similar from  Short-term gigs are the norm; YOYO system Precariat: people whose default condition is to be either unemployed or moving continuously from one short-term job to another Order similar from  Identity insecurity Emergence of insecure work identity Gig economy challenges people’s sense of identity in relation to work Caza’s (2017) advice for gig workers: Be selective of feedback Focus on current job, but forge new connections Embrace yourself as having multiple, sometimes distinct, identities Order similar from