At a time when families break up and employment is often short-term, society is increasingly forced to operate against a background of insecurity. Insecure Times looks at how this sense of risk and instability has affected the major institutions of social life.
With examples and research taken from a range of European and North American societies today, this innovative text on contemporary society discusses such major issues as:
* the causes of social and economic insecurity
* insecurity and modern capitalism
* the role of the state
* insecurity and housing
* contemporary family life.
The editors are lecturers at the University of Newcastle.
'Essential reading for students studying contemporary societies. Interesting and accessible for students and incorporates good case study material plus empirical analysis' - Jo Brayford, University of Plymouth