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Title: "I am a single mum. I don't feel like I can be as competitive as other people": Experiences of precariously employed staff at UK universities
Author(s): Allmer, Thomas
Contact Email: thomas.allmer@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Academic Labour
Universities
Information Work
Precarious Work
Casualisation
Informational Capitalism
Issue Date: May-2018
Citation: Allmer T (2018) "I am a single mum. I don't feel like I can be as competitive as other people": Experiences of precariously employed staff at UK universities. Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation, 12 (1), pp. 62-77. https://doi.org/10.13169/workorgalaboglob.12.1.0062
Abstract: Universities play a central role in informational capitalism. However, higher education institutions have undergone economic, political and cultural transformations leading to competition, market orientation and new management forms. These changes have effects on many levels, including the working conditions and practices of individuals involved in the information gaining process. This article aims to find out how the existing working conditions and practices at universities form meanings, identities and experiences of individuals by focusing on precariously employed academics. I address this question based on a theoretical analysis and qualitative interviews with casualised academic staff.
DOI Link: 10.13169/workorgalaboglob.12.1.0062
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