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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The spatial implications of homeworking: a Lefebvrian approach to the rewards and challenges of home-based work
Author(s): Wapshott, Robert
Mallett, Oliver
Keywords: boundaries
co-residents
homeworking
Lefebvre
space
teleworking
Issue Date: 31-Jan-2012
Citation: Wapshott R & Mallett O (2012) The spatial implications of homeworking: a Lefebvrian approach to the rewards and challenges of home-based work, Organization, 19 (1), pp. 63-79. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1350508411405376; https://doi.org/10.1177/1350508411405376.
Abstract: In this theoretical article we propose an approach to the spatial implications of homeworking derived from the work of social theorist Henri Lefebvre. By highlighting the processes involved in the inherently contested and (re)constructed nature of space in the demarcated home/work environment we draw on Lefebvre to suggest a collapse of this demarcation. We consider the impact of such a collapse on questions relating to the rewards and challenges of home-based work for both workers and their co-residents. In contrast to our approach to the spatial implications of home-based work derived from Lefebvre, we argue that a traditional, Euclidean conception of space risks ignoring the important, symbolic nature of social space to the detriment of both the effective research and practice of homeworking.
URL: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1350508411405376
DOI Link: 10.1177/1350508411405376
Rights: Wapshott R & Mallett O (2012) The spatial implications of homeworking: a Lefebvrian approach to the rewards and challenges of home-based work, Organization, 19 (1), pp. 63-79. Copyright © The Authors 2011. Reprinted by permission of SAGE Publications.

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