Category: research possibilities

The workplace as careplace

Thinking about the workplace as a place of care involves thinking about:

  • social geographies of care
  • geographies of work and the workplace
  • worklife
  • in/security and precarity
  • under/valuing
  • gendering
  • performance
  • uncertainties
  • economies
  • health
  • safety
  • emotion
  • (the unicorn?) of worklife balance and relatedly –
  • compartmentalising
  • messy everydaylife
  • identity
  • diversity
  • equity
  • the increasingly porous distiinctions between workplace and home

REFERENCES

Ahmed, Sara (2014) https://feministkilljoys.com/2014/08/25/selfcare-as-warfare/

Gawande, Atul (2017) http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/23/the-heroism-of-incremental-care 

 

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workplace geographies – a cross-disciplinary reference list

Carmona, S. and Ezzamel, M., 2015. Accounting and lived experience in the gendered workplace. Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Cockayne, D.G., 2015. Entrepreneurial affect: Attachment to work practice in San Francisco’s digital media sector. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, p.0263775815618399.

Crang, P., 1994. It’s showtime: on the workplace geographies of display in a restaurant in southeast England. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 12(6), pp.675-704.

Datta, K., McIlwaine, C., Evans, Y., Herbert, J., May, J. and Wills, J., 2007. From coping strategies to tactics: London’s low‐pay economy and migrant labour. British journal of industrial relations, 45(2), pp.404-432.

Gill, R. and Pratt, A., 2008. In the social factory? Immaterial labour, precariousness and cultural work. Theory, culture & society, 25(7-8), pp.1-30.

Hochschild, A.R., 2003. The managed heart: Commercialization of human feeling. Univ of California Press.

Kanngieser, A., 2013. Tracking and tracing: geographies of logistical governance and labouring bodies. Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 31(4), pp.594-610.

Lubrano, A. (2004). Limbo: Blue-collar roots, white-collar dreams. John Wiley & Sons.

McDowell, L., 2004. Work, workfare, work/life balance and an ethic of care. Progress in Human Geography, 28(2), pp.145-163.

McDowell, Linda. Working bodies: Interactive service employment and workplace identities. Vol. 61. John Wiley & Sons, 2011.

McDowell, L., Ray, K., Perrons, D., Fagan, C. and Ward, K., 2005. Women’s paid work and moral economies of care. Social & Cultural Geography, 6(2), pp.219-235.

McMorran, C., 2012. Practising workplace geographies: embodied labour as method in human geography. Area, 44(4), pp.489-495.

Meakin, Susan (2012) Researching an Overlooked Workforce in a University: catering, caretaking and security staff.

Milligan, C. and Wiles, J., 2010. Landscapes of care. Progress in Human Geography, 34(6), pp.736-754.

Mountz, A., Bonds, A., Mansfield, B., Loyd, J., Hyndman, J., Walton-Roberts, M., Basu, R., Whitson, R., Hawkins, R., Hamilton, T. and Curran, W., 2015. For slow scholarship: A feminist politics of resistance through collective action in the neoliberal university. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 14(4), pp.1235-1259.

Wagner, E.H., 2010. Academia, chronic care, and the future of primary care. Journal of general internal medicine, 25(4), pp.636-638.

Paulsen, R. (2014). Empty Labor: Idleness and Workplace Resistance. Cambridge University Press.

Pugh, A. J. (2015). The Tumbleweed Society: Working and caring in an age of insecurity. Oxford University Press, USA.

Saval, N. (2014). Cubed: A secret history of the workplace. Doubleday.

Tokumitsu, M. (2015). Do What You Love: And Other Lies About Success & Happiness. Simon and Schuster.

Vance, J.D., 2016. Hillbilly elegy: A memoir of a family and culture in crisis. HarperCollins UK.

 

Geographies of marriage

Am thinking more and more about doing some research into the geographies of marriage as a kind of prequel to my PhD on geographies of same sex parenting. My PhD was all about the places people ‘do family’ in order to ‘be family’.

Geographies of marriage would certainly add some interesting nuance to this, especially at this time.