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Tidsmaskinen och rörligt arbetsliv: En studie om kommunikationsteknologier och rumsligt gränslösa arbetsliv
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Time machines, work and mobilities : A study of ICTs and spatially mobile working lives (English)
Abstract [en]

This essay is a time-geographic study of workinglife mobilities and investigates two days of work for five respondents. One from home and the other from the persons workingplace. Qualitative and quantitative methods has been applied to illustrate and analyze the two days along with time-geographic constraints. The findings are concluded into themes which represent the two local pockets of order: Home and Workplace. Themes of home are: Comfort station, Household, Curtained-off, Tele-contact and Environment. From workplace: Transportation route, Eat and sleep, Travelwork, Presence and Public transport. The theme Professional status is respresented in both pockets of local order. The themes found are contextualized in the result and analysed at the end of this paper. The time spent on work does not differ substantially between the two days, ca +/- one hour at the morning and at the end of the day. Which is connected to the notion of preparation and traveltime to workplace. Traveltime has been used for work by some respondents. A couple of respondents describe being curtained-off as a good thing which might be related to the theme Professional status. However, virtual mobility from home is used partly to compensate absence from workplace, and also as a regular means of work and is used more or less frequently during the day depending partly on prioritized work tasks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 57 p.
Keyword [sv]
Rörlighet, Tidsgeografi, Arbetsliv
National Category
Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-37047OAI: diva2:839356
Subject / course
Human Geography
Educational program
Spatial and Social Planning programme (180 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2015-07-09 Created: 2015-07-02 Last updated: 2015-07-09Bibliographically approved

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