Role of precariousness and space on class formation process: The case of Antalya's tourism workers

Celik C., ERKUŞ H.

CAPITAL AND CLASS, vol.40, no.3, pp.419-445, 2016 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0309816816653879
  • Journal Name: CAPITAL AND CLASS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.419-445
  • Keywords: Precariousness, working class formation, space, tourism workers, Antalya
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The effects of precariousness, as a product of the neoliberal transformation of the labour markets, go beyond the workplace to become a factor of everyday life, and as such can be regarded as a constitutive factor in the formation of a working class within the neoliberal context. Despite having similar experiences under precariousness, it would appear that tourism workers in Antalya do not develop a class consciousness, and as such do not constitute an organised class movement. According to the findings of a qualitative case study of 42 tourism workers in various tourism centres of Antalya, the spatial dispersion of workers is the predominant factor preventing the formation of a class consciousness.