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. ORCID: 0000-0003-0810-005X, 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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The authors define ‘place basing’ as the study of work and employment in a particular place. They 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 relocation elsewhere but which are low paid and insecure. The authors 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 between employer and employees and workers. They focus their research on ordinary working families and the ‘permissive visibility’ of bad work. The 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 the findings on workers and households demonstrate, 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
Rights: This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access page (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 20 Aug 2020 13:55
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2023 10:36
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/40490

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