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Fragmented (working) lives

Stoyanova Russell, Dimitrinka and Grugulis, Irena 2008. Fragmented (working) lives. [Project Report]. Working Paper No 07/37, Bradford: Bradford School of Management.

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The paper considers Richard Sennett’s (1998) claims about the ways in which the traits of contemporary capitalism have impacted on personal and professional lives of people. It examines some of the main themes such as reduction of working lives, pressure on personal lives, emphasis on youth, devaluation of experience, demise of authority and teamwork, in the light of data from the film and TV industry. The data resonates with much of Sennett’s concern that when ‘pieces of work’ and ‘lumps of labour’ become the norm, people’s sense of who they are is corroded and (fragmented) work becomes a destabilising factor in one’s life. Considering the wider significance of such trends, questions are raised as to how symptomatic this type of employment is and whether it is indicative of the future of work in the Western societies.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Publisher: Bradford School of Management
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:53

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