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An approach to remembering and documenting everyday experiences
Karin Widerberg

Introduction In an increasingly mediated society, the importance of discovery and questioning of the mundane becomes vital to ground actions, individually and collectively, in alternative ways. Memory Work is an approach developed to help explore the mundane by problematising the things we take for granted. Through recalling and documenting stories of memories and experiences, participants, researchers and research-subjects are invited to look for variety – in one's own stories as well as in relation to the stories of the others – regarding

in Mundane Methods
Tony Dundon, Miguel Martinez Lucio, Emma Hughes, Debra Howcroft, Arjan Keizer, and Roger Walden

Introduction Most people enjoy work: it brings economic sustenance, mental attainment, a sense of fulfilment along with many positive social and community connections. However many people become ‘alienated’ from work, which means they end up feeling separated, socially and emotionally, from others in society, usually because of the way they are treated while at work by their boss or company – whether that is teaching children at school, repairing computers, providing domestic care for the elderly, or delivering food as an independent contractor via a smart

in Power, politics and influence at work
Tony Dundon, Miguel Martinez Lucio, Emma Hughes, Debra Howcroft, Arjan Keizer, and Roger Walden

Introduction The analysis in this book has been informed by six dimensions that can influence work and employment issues, first summarised in Chapter 1 ( Table 1.1 ). These dimensions include: (1) labour indeterminacy and structured antagonism outlined in Chapter 1 ; (2) management actions, labour market utilisation and new technologies, discussed in Chapter 2 ; (3) globalisation, also debated in Chapter 2 ; (4) the role of the state and employment regulation, examined in Chapter 3 ; (5) the communication sphere covered in Chapter 4 on worker voice

in Power, politics and influence at work
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Helen Boak

Fundamental to the image of the ‘new woman’ in the 1920s was her economic emancipation. David Schoenbaum writes of ‘the economic liberation of thousands of women sales clerks … an ever increasing contingent of women doctors, lawyers, judges and social workers … social forces that had brought thousands of women into shops, offices, and professions in competition with men’. 1 However, work is of itself not emancipatory for women; only when it provides them with the means to live independently of any other financial support can it be deemed emancipatory

in Women in the Weimar Republic

The book is about the changing nature of work and employment relations power. It is directed at those who are activists or supporters of goals for a better and more equitable working life, including students, policy makers, trade unionists and CSO/NGO activists. The book engages with competing debates and perspectives about labour agency, examining inter alia the power of the nation state, issues of bogus self-employment and the gig economy, and the inequalities from market reform and globalisation. The book supports a range of modes of student learning, including courses for trade union and community groups. Its contents cover the employment contract, the power of the state, technology and work, globalisation, employee voice and union mobilisation, worker voices beyond the workplace, the future of work and the goals towards a ‘decent’ work agenda.

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Art in the distributed field and systems of production
Johanna Drucker

Contemporary artists are taking advantage of digital platforms to create works in what we can call a ‘distributed field’ of production. In some instances, their approaches follow older models of versioning and iteration. But in other cases, their projects explore contingencies specific to transmedia practices to produce a work that more closely

in Perspectives on contemporary printmaking
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Andrew Monaghan

the economic and social sphere’. It would seek to set the main directions for accelerating economic growth and social development. He emphasised that it was ‘crucial to continue our work to reach the objectives set out in the May 2012 Presidential Edicts’. The council’s job was to ‘set tasks, identify solutions and oversee project implementation’. 16 Perhaps the most important of these, however, is the All-Russian Popular Front (ONF). Established in May 2011 as a civil volunteer organisation, the ONF was intended to build a link between the authorities and society

in Power in modern Russia
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Rob Boddice

, however, acknowledged that within these stable human universals there is massive scope for variation that nevertheless does not alter the overall framework. Eustace is more sensitive to categorical differences, although she does not functionally employ such differences in her historical work. What she does do, and this will be explored in greater depth later, is address the significant differences in the experience of emotions that, their degrees of distinction notwithstanding, have lived under single and stable emotional labels: love, anger, sympathy, grief

in The history of emotions
Tony Dundon, Miguel Martinez Lucio, Emma Hughes, Debra Howcroft, Arjan Keizer, and Roger Walden

Introduction Worker voice is perhaps the most politicised and power-centric of all WES issues. An eminent scholar many years ago, Alan Flanders ( 1970 ), articulated the point that ‘for management to gain control, they must first learn how to share it’. Thus, the very idea of having a say about work-related issues is a contested space, subject to various power struggles and forms of regulation and control, as well as hidden agendas and control strategies (see Wilkinson et al. , 2020 ). In this chapter, we discuss four approaches affecting ‘who speaks for

in Power, politics and influence at work
Orian Brook, Dave O’Brien, and Mark Taylor

not seem to be the story for many workers. Academic and industry research reports significant differences between a small number of high earners and a much larger number of much lower earners. Emily was in her early thirties, working in the music industry when we interviewed her. She grew up in a single-parent family in London. This gave her the advantage of having family located in the hub of Britain’s music business. This meant, in very basic practical terms, she had somewhere to live when facing the demand from the industry that she work unpaid. At the time

in Culture is bad for you