In a neoliberal academia dominated by masculine ideals of measurement and performance, it is becoming more important than ever to develop alternative ways of researching and writing.
This powerful new book gives voice to non-conforming narratives, suggesting innovative, messy and nuanced ways of organizing the reading and writing of scholarship in management and organization studies. In doing so it spotlights how different methods and approaches can represent voices of inequality and reveal previously silenced topics.
Informed by feminist and critical perspectives, this will be an invaluable resource for current and future scholars in management and organization studies and other social sciences.
The words ‘precarity’ and ‘precariousness’ are widely used when discussing work, social conditions and experiences. However, there is no consensus on their meaning or how best to use them to explore social changes.
This book shows how scholars have mapped out these notions, offering substantive analyses of issues such as the relationships between precariousness, debt, migration, health and workers’ mobilisations, and how these relationships have changed in the context of COVID-19.
Bringing together an international group of authors from diverse fields, this book offers a distinctive critical perspective on the processes of precarisation, focusing in particular on the European context.
Once hidden behind the veils of entrepreneurship, it is now clear that platforms are reshaping the world of work, and Amazon has been a forerunner in setting the trend.
This book examines two key and contrasting Amazon platforms that differ in how they organize workers: its e-commerce platform and digital labor platform (Mechanical Turk). With access to the people who are working at the heart of these platforms, it explores how different working conditions alienate workers, and how, despite these conditions, workers organize within their political-economic contexts to express their agency in traditional and alternative ways.
Written for social scientists, studying and researching the platform economy, this is a timely and important analysis of work and workers on the (digital) shop floor.
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The Nordic countries are regarded as frontrunners in promoting equality, yet women’s experiences on the ground are in many ways at odds with this rhetoric.
Putting the spotlight on the lived experiences of women working in tech-driven research and innovation areas in the Nordic countries, this volume explores why, despite numerous programmes, women continue to constitute a minority in these sectors.
The contributors flesh out the differences and similarities across different Nordic countries and explore how the shifts in labour market conditions have impacted on women in Research and Innovation.
This is an invaluable contribution to global debates around the mechanisms that maintain gendered structures in Research and Innovation, from academia to biotechnology and IT.
term Feminism is not exclusively inclusive to women and their rights, but it has a strong focus on them. When I speak about women, I do not just refer to those who were assigned a biologically female gender at birth: I speak about all women. My understanding of Feminism is intersectional across categories of being and being seen. These categories include but are not restricted to race, sexual orientation, disability, class and nationality. Although I could use the plural term ‘feminisms’ instead, I have chosen to adopt ‘Feminism’ as a collective uncountable noun that
aspect of writing, reflecting on how trauma and violence can be lived through, out of the past into the future ( 2012 , 12). Although not all autoethnographies need or aim to be cathartic, these can be instrumental in giving voice to political projects. Stories of the self are located into personal experiences of race, gender, disability, class, sexuality, race and so on, which are nailed into a backdrop of social praxis and (sub)cultural understandings. As such, these experiences are shaped by politics of representation, rendering them contested and political
contemporary academic requirements, those with disabilities, and people with caring responsibilities. While these inequalities have been present for decades, the fetishized nature of metrics and measurable performance has been made even more visible under the COVID-19 global pandemic. Rather than simply generating new problems, the coronavirus outbreak and its related restrictions have shone a light on long-standing issues of discrimination and marginalization for certain groups of workers (for example, around flexible working, working from home, and metric
transfers operate differentially across the population. Forced domesticity, traditionally the condition of people with poor health, disabilities or legal problems, has become the condition of almost everyone, but its democratic image is only apparent because it hides significant gender asymmetries and marginalization of specific social groups ( Cozza et al, 2021 ). The same mechanism takes place in the labour force. Some found themselves without employment or underemployed during the outbreak. Others found themselves with little choice but to expose themselves to the
integrative function. Highly flexible work models, where time and place of work are not fixed, provide employment opportunities to individuals who might be otherwise excluded from the labour market, such as those with disabilities or with care obligations, notably women (see Rani and Furrer, 2021 ). Remote platform work allows workers in developing countries and from regions with high unemployment to access paid work from clients who otherwise would not recruit in their area ( Wood et al, 2019a ). Low entry barriers and a lack of a standard recruitment process might
market, unemployment rates and general contractual temporariness are well above the average for the EU ( Banyuls and Recio, 2017 ), and acquire dramatic overtones in the under-25s age group. In fact, although many factors may influence the phenomenon, the increased prevalence of mental health problems among young people since the 1990s has, in some countries, been associated with this toughening of labour market conditions ( Lager and Bremberg, 2009 ). Thus, in Finland, the proportion of young people taking sick leave and receiving disability pensions almost doubled