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Workplace Vagabonds

Career and Community in Changing Worlds of Work

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christina Garsten
    Pages 1-10
  3. Christina Garsten
    Pages 11-34
  4. Christina Garsten
    Pages 35-60
  5. Christina Garsten
    Pages 61-84
  6. Christina Garsten
    Pages 85-100
  7. Christina Garsten
    Pages 101-122
  8. Christina Garsten
    Pages 123-143
  9. Christina Garsten
    Pages 144-151
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 152-173

About this book


What does 'being flexible' mean in practice? What can the move towards flexible work contracts tell us about organizational change in general and about changing forms of workplace governance and control in particular? This book engages with transforming notions of career and community at a transnational temporary agency.


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About the authors

CHRISTINA GARSTEN is Professor and Chair at the Department of Social Anthropology and Research Director at Score, Stockholm University. Her research interests lie in the anthropology of organizations and markets, with a focus on transnational processes.

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