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Title: Working space: why incorporating the geographical is central to theorizing work and employment practices
Authors: Herod, Andrew
Rainnie, Al
McGrath-Champ, Susan
First Published: 2007
Citation: Work, Employment and Society, 2007, 21, (2), pp. 247-264
Abstract: Theorists of work and employment (W&E) practices should more seriously engage with literatures concerning how space is constitutive of social praxis. Rather than simply serving as a stage upon which social life is played out or being merely a reflection of social relations, the construction of the economic landscape in particular ways is fundamental to how social systems function. Struggles over space are a central dynamic in W&E practices as different actors engage with the economic landscape to ensure their 'geographical vision' is emplaced in that landscape. Furthermore, conflicts over W&E practices frequently revolve around the spatial (re)scaling of such practices (as when collective bargaining is 'decentralized'). Consequently, an important key to better theorizing W&E practices is understanding how the various spatial scales at which these operate are socially constructed and discursively represented.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0950017007076633
ISSN: 0950-0170
Links: http://wes.sagepub.com/content/21/2/247
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/2881
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Centre for Labour Market Studies

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