Article

«Sono una madre single. Non sento di poter essere competitiva quanto altri»: Esperienze di personale precario nelle università del Regno Unito

Citation

Allmer T (2020) «Sono una madre single. Non sento di poter essere competitiva quanto altri»: Esperienze di personale precario nelle università del Regno Unito. Dagnino G (Translator) Studies in Communication Sciences, 19 (2), pp. 189-203. https://doi.org/10.24434/j.scoms.2019.02.004

Abstract
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.

Keywords
academic labour; universities; information work; precarious work; casualisation; informational capitalism

Journal
Studies in Communication Sciences: Volume 19, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2020
Publication date online02/02/2020
Date accepted by journal02/02/2020
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/30843
eISSN1424-4896