'I could be dead for two weeks and my boss would never know': telework and the politics of representation

Andrea Whittle, Frank Uwe Mueller

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    Abstract

    This article presents data from a qualitative study of teleworking consultants in a European firm. We examine the ‘gap’ between the utopian visions produced by the consultants for the benefit of clients and the tales of isolation, disconnection, disaffection and cynicism we observed when clients were not present. The study highlights the power and politics involved in the diffusion of popular images of technology-enabled flexibility.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-143
    JournalNew Technology, Work and Employment
    Volume24
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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