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      ‘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

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            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 the 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.

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            Journal
            10.13169
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            Work Organisation, Labour and Globalisation
            Pluto Journals
            1745641X
            17456428
            Spring 2018
            : 12
            : 1
            : 62-77
            Article
            workorgalaboglob.12.1.0062
            10.13169/workorgalaboglob.12.1.0062
            a8a7fb05-fce3-4398-b6f6-20692255cc4e
            © Thomas Allmer, 2018

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            Sociology,Labor law,Political science,Labor & Demographic economics,Political economics
            universities,information work,academic labour,informational capitalism,precarious work,casualisation

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