A 'place based' approach to work and employment: the end of reciprocity, ordinary working families and 'giggers' in a place

Clark, I. ORCID: 0000-0001-7698-2715, Lawton, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-6744-5990, Stevenson, C. ORCID: 0000-0002-2438-6425, Vickers, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-5430-290X and Dahill, D., 2020. A 'place based' approach to work and employment: the end of reciprocity, ordinary working families and 'giggers' in a place. Economic and Industrial Democracy. ISSN 0143-831X

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Abstract

We define ‘place basing’ as the study of work and employment in a particular place where we are interested in understanding the limitations of work opportunities therein and so focus on workers and jobs that are not subject to the threat of off-shoring or re-location elsewhere but which are low paid and insecure. We theorize three contributions to new knowledge that flow from a place-based study of work and employment by demonstrating how precarious flexible often zero hour work eschews reciprocity from employer to employees and workers. We do so by detailing our research on ordinary working families and the ‘permissive visibility’ of bad work. Our research points to an idealized model of individual and family economic functioning that is able to cope with physical and mental challenges individually without burdening the state. As our material on workers and households demonstrates this ideal is far from the reality they experience.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Economic and Industrial Democracy
Creators: Clark, I., Lawton, C., Stevenson, C., Vickers, T. and Dahill, D.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 13 August 2020
ISSN: 0143-831X
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0143831X20946374DOI
1354232Other
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Aug 2020 13:55
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2020 14:06
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40490

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