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Changing Places of Work

Alan Felstead, Nick Jewson og Sally Waters

Palgrave 2005, 208 s. ISBN 0333949080
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The places and spaces of managerial and professional work are changing rapidly. Long-established routines and disciplines of the personal office are being superseded in a multiplicity of new locations, such as 'hot desks', 'touchdown areas', 'home offices', motorway service stations, airport lounges, cars, trains and planes. Drawing on original research, this book analyses the impact of these developments on the experience of time and space, privacy and surveillance, freedom and constraint in everyday working life.

Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Tables
Themes and Issues
Conceptual Framework
Transforming Locations of Work
Working in Collective Offices
Working at Home
Working on the Move
Conclusion
Bibliography


Author Biographies

ALAN FELSTEAD is Reader in the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester, UK. He is author of a number of books, including Global Trends in Flexible Labour, with Nick Jewson, published by Macmillan, and In Work, At Home: Towards an Understanding of Homeworking (Routledge, 2000), also with Nick Jewson.

NICK JEWSON is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, University of Leicester, UK. In addition to his two books with Alan Felstead, he has published, in collaboration with Susanne MacGregor, Transforming Cities: Contested Governance and New Spatial Divisions (Routledge 1997).

SALLY WALTERS is Research Associate at the Centre for Labour Market Studies, University of Leicester, UK, where she is working on the ESRC-funded project, 'Working at Home: New Perspectives'.