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Precarious Work, Precarious Lives

Arne L. Kalleberg is a Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is also Chair of the Curriculum in Global Studies and has adjunct appointments in Business and Public Policy.  He has written extensively on topics related to the sociology of work, labor markets, and social stratification. His most recent books are: Precarious Lives: Job Insecurity and Well-Being in Rich Democracies (Cambridge, UK: Polity Press 2018); and Precarious Asia: Global Capitalism and Work in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia (with Kevin Hewison and Kwang-Yeong Shin; Stanford University Press, 2022).  He served as President of the American Sociological Association in 2007-8 and is currently the editor of Social Forces, an International Journal of Social Research.