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Work's intimacy

Author: Melissa Gregg
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title provides an account of online technology and its impact on the work and lifestyles of professional employees. It moves between the offices and homes of today's salaried professionals to provide an intimate insight into the personal, family and wider social tensions faced by workers in today's work environment.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Gregg
ISBN: 0745650279 9780745650272 0745650287 9780745650289
OCLC Number: 669262653
Description: xii, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I. The connectivity imperative : business responses to new media. Selling the flexible workplace : the creative economy and new media fetishism --
Working from home : the mobile office and the seduction of convenience --
Part-time precarity : discount labor and contract careers --
pt. II. Getting intimate : Online culture and the rise of social networking. To CC : or not to CC : teamwork in office culture --
Facebook friends : security blankets and career mobility --
Know your product : online branding and the evacuation of friendship --
pt. III. Looking for love in the networked household. Home offices and remote parents : family dynamics in online households --
Long hours, high bandwith : negotiating domesticity and distance --
On call --
Conclusion : Labor politics in an online workplace--
the lovers vs. the loveless.
Responsibility: Melissa Gregg.
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