This thesis explores the role of insecurity in decentralising forms of power, and vicariously, resistance in Australian workplaces.  Central to this thesis is the question of responsibility.  More specifically, it explores the role work plays in creating social forms of security, community, and identity given the emerging state of precarity around work and employment in the 21st century Amongst this I diverge from traditional questions of 'resistance' to ask the more constructive question: "what are workers responsible to" in this day and age?

Funding: I was fortunate enough to receive an Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship to support me during my PhD.

Advisors: Dr Peter Walters

Project members

Mr Peter Holtum

PhD Candidate