«Sono una madre single. Non sento di poter essere competitiva quanto altri»: esperienze di personale precario nelle università del Regno Unito. Translated by Gloria Dagnino

Keywords: academic labour, universities, information work, precarious work, casualisation, informational capitalism

Abstract

Universities play a central role in informational capitalism. However, higher education institutions have undergone economic, political and cultural transformations leading to competition, market orientation and new management forms. These changes have effects on many levels, including the working conditions and practices of individuals involved in the information gaining process. This article aims to find out how the existing working conditions and practices at universities form the meanings, identities and experiences of individuals by focusing on precariously employed academics. I address this question based on a theoretical analysis and qualitative interviews with casualised academic staff.

Translated by Gloria Dagnino

Published
2020-02-02
How to Cite
Allmer, T. (2020). «Sono una madre single. Non sento di poter essere competitiva quanto altri»: esperienze di personale precario nelle università del Regno Unito. Translated by Gloria Dagnino. Studies in Communication Sciences, 19(2), 189–203. https://doi.org/10.24434/j.scoms.2019.02.004