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Cuando la propia vida es el campo laboral

Gill, R. ORCID: 0000-0002-2715-1867 (2019). Cuando la propia vida es el campo laboral. Recerca.Revista de pensament i anàlisi., 24(1), pp. 14-36. doi: 10.6035/recerca.2019.24.1.2


In this article I pull together the findings of a number of studies of new media work (including my own research in the UK, US and Netherlands) to explore what it means to manage lives in new media. I use management here not in its conventional or business school sense but with a more critical inflection that comes from Marxist, feminist and poststructuralist thinking. I am interested in how workers themselves manage lives that are characterised by processes of speeding up, intensification and contingency. Using a Foucauldian optic, I will suggest that working in new media involves multiple practices of managing the self in conditions of radical uncertainty.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article made available under a Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike (CC BY SA) licence.
Publisher Keywords: new media, precariousness, uncertainty, subjectivity
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
Departments: School of Communication & Creativity > Media, Culture & Creative Industries > Culture & the Creative Industries
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