Gender and Teleworking Identities in the Risk Society: A Research Agenda

15 Pages Posted: 14 Sep 2004

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Melanie Wilson

University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)

Anita Greenhill

University of Manchester - Manchester Business School

Abstract

This paper discusses the potential implications of a risk society on identities due to alterations in work practices. The promise of 'flexibility' via at-home telework entails a renegotiation of the home-work boundary. This brings into play the gendered identities and roles attached to these different spheres of life. After deconstructing promises made on behalf of telework, we construct an alternative research agenda engaging with writings on changing work identities in the risk society where traditional sureties are called into question.

Suggested Citation

Wilson, Melanie and Greenhill, Anita, Gender and Teleworking Identities in the Risk Society: A Research Agenda. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=591592

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