The Fight For Time
Migrant Day Laborers and the Politics of Precarity
Reviews and Awards
Honorable Mention from the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Book Award
""In The Fight for Time, Paul Apostolidis explores how marginalized workers are more than just subjects who suffer and survive-they seek out solutions to what they recognize as the unjust conditions of their lives. Exploring the democratic energies and solidarity networks of day laborers and worker centers, Apostolidis offers readers a rich analysis of how unauthorized, mostly Latinx working men are gathering together and enacting new political and economic possibilities. Analyzing issues of mobility, citizenship, capitalism, deportation, and climate change, The Fight for Time is a powerful reminder of how precarious times can birth new worlds."-Cristina BeltrÃ¡n, New York University "
""In this innovative and compelling book, Paul Apostolidis links theory and practice in a way that political theorists often advocate but rarely achieve. Apostolidis enables us all to learn intellectual and political lessons from the experiences, perspectives, and ideas of migrant day laborers who are struggling both to resist and to transform the precarious conditions in which they find themselves."-Joseph H. Carens, University of Toronto"
"" The Fight for Time is a marvelously original and timely contribution to both the critical study of work and to democratic theory and practice. Paul Apostolidis approaches the case of immigrant day laboring in the U.S. as at once exceptional and paradigmatic, as a singularly difficult way of making a living and as an exemplar of the growing precaritization of work and life in the contemporary economy. With his carefully attentive analyses of the methodologies, epistemologies, and politics of co-research, Apostolidis offers the field of political theory a compelling new template for politically engaged knowledge production."-Kathi Weeks, author of The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics and Postwork Imaginaries"