Bringing fresh insights to the contemporary globalization debate, this text reveals the social and political contests that give ‘global’ its meaning, by examining the contested nature of globalization as it is expressed in the restructuring of work. The book rejects conventional explanations of globalization as a process that automatically leads to transformations in working lives, or as a project that is strategically designed to bring about lean and flexible forms of production, and advances an understanding of the social practices that constitute global change. Through case studies that span from the labour flexibility debates in Britain and Germany to the strategies and tactics of corporations and workers, it examines how globalization is interpreted and experienced in everyday life and argues that contestation has become a central feature of the practices that enable or confound global restructuring.
science. Digital maps and anchored time 155 This chapter argues that a practice theory approach, centring on how digital maps are used in everyday life, can contribute to the cartographic repertoire. Beginning with a sketch of cartographic theory from academic cartography to date, discussion places contemporary cartographic theory in context. This sets the scene in order to identify a historical limitation in cartographic theory that a practice theory of digital maps could address; namely, the wider anchoring of social practices. The following section provides an
present world scenario, Marx’s statement remains sharply actual, highlighting the urgency of advancing a human emancipation project that strengthens social solidarity, grassroots, other economies, other social relations of production, other forms of producing social (and differential) space, and mainly other forms of everyday life capable of confronting destructive capitalist
Rooij & Margaryan, 2019 ). Likewise, the pastoral ideal continues to be reproduced, not just as an invention of tourism marketeers and real estate agents but as something genuinely felt and appreciated, even under circumstances where it takes a lot of selective filtering of sensory impressions to do so (Johansen, 2019 ). Within research focused on everyday life, there have
the messy realities of everyday life. Theoretically, we get our initial bearings from Hartmut Rosa, whose recent work has suggested a decoupling of economic growth and ideas about what a ‘good life’ is: ‘Many still take it for granted that growth and the good life only come together. Only if we understand and dissolve this link can we try to spell out visions of
A creative reflection on Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor, weaving the author’s personal relationship with the road into the space’s fabric and everyday life.
build on this grounding to address more specifically interactions between everyday life, rural planning and the built environment. The places of rural life have changed dramatically in the past generation, driven by globalisation, urbanisation and environmental change (Woods, 2019 ). New uses and competing societal demands for rural space promote conflicting ideas about rurality
. Everyday life The first part of the book takes nothing for granted and sidesteps the urban gaze by entering everyday rural life itself to ask a basic question: what is quality of life in the countryside? Quantitative quality of life indicators do not tell the whole story and are only as reliable as the assumptions that went into making them in the first place. We put such
first room provided a gentle introduction to the performance’s structure, while in the second room the narrative became more dramatic and I felt immersed in the story of the harsh reality of the room cleaner’s work duties. The third room slowed down the pace of the narrative once more and it became more introspective, as I was invited to engage with the everyday life story of one of the room cleaners through props, images and audio. The MP3 player audio recording of the room cleaner’s voice telling her story helped me to engage with it. The fourth room was the
Home Immigrant – Qaisra Shahraz I read and hear about immigrants. I meet them in my everyday life. I have taught them for nearly fifteen years. I am dismayed that there is constant negative news in the media about immigration and refugees. I am disappointed that some politicians appear to have no qualms about using immigration as a topic to whip up racism to win them votes. I hate it when migrants are scapegoated for economic problems and when they become easy targets for vilification and hate. Remember the targeting of the Eastern European and Polish