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dc.date.accessioned2019-07-03T05:36:12Z
dc.date.created2018-07-05T10:49:58Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationZampoukos, Kristina Knutsen, Hege Merete Kiil, Maiken Bjerga Olofsdotter, Gunilla . Mobile with an agency: Negotiating the spatiotemporalities of the temp migrant worker. Geoforum. 2018, 93, 40-47
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/68585
dc.description.abstractSeveral calls have been made by labour geographers in support for a more thorough investigation and theorization of labour as an active agent in the production of economic geographies. The present paper responds to this challenge by examining how Swedish agency warehouse workers and temp nurses working in Norway act and think in relation to mobility and how certain spatiotemporalities come into play in the mobility agency of individual workers. Though we are particularly concerned with the ambiguities involved in the relationship between mobility, agency and power, a second objective is to contribute to the theorization of how space and time matters to mobile workers. Drawing on data from twenty interviews with Swedish temp nurses and six focus group interviews with Swedish agency warehouse workers, and by combining several strands of literature ranging from current research on mobilities and migration to the work of classical scholars in geography and sociology, we propose that a ‘trialectics of spatiotemporalities' is part and parcel of workers' mobility agency. Furthermore, our findings suggest that the purposive agency as emphasized for instance by the notion of ‘mobility strategy' needs to be complemented by a conceptualization of agency that includes what we term (erratic) probing. We conclude that labour mobility may be strategic and a sign of power, but not always and everywhere, and not in any pure sense.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.publisherPergamon Press
dc.titleMobile with an agency: Negotiating the spatiotemporalities of the temp migrant workeren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorZampoukos, Kristina
dc.creator.authorKnutsen, Hege Merete
dc.creator.authorKiil, Maiken Bjerga
dc.creator.authorOlofsdotter, Gunilla
dc.date.embargoenddate2020-05-09
cristin.unitcode185,17,7,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for sosiologi og samfunnsgeografi
cristin.ispublishedtrue
cristin.fulltextpostprint
cristin.qualitycode2
dc.identifier.cristin1595819
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dc.identifier.jtitleGeoforum
dc.identifier.volume93
dc.identifier.startpage40
dc.identifier.endpage47
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.05.003
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-71737
dc.type.documentTidsskriftartikkelen_US
dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn0016-7185
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/68585/2/postprintGEOF_2541_edit_report.pdf
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dc.relation.projectNFR/227021


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