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‘Moving to stay in the same place?’ Academics and theatrical artists as exemplars of the ‘mobile middle’

Loacker, B and Śliwa, M (2016) '‘Moving to stay in the same place?’ Academics and theatrical artists as exemplars of the ‘mobile middle’.' Organization, 23 (5). 657 - 679. ISSN 1350-5084

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Abstract

© 2015, © The Author(s) 2015. This article provides insights into mobility in the context of geographical, economic, professional, temporal and imaginary movements of academics and theatrical artists. It explores how these dimensions of mobility intersect in the narratives of academics and theatrical artists, thereby producing a position ‘in between’ choice and necessity, and privilege and disadvantage with regard to movement. The analysis shows how both academics and theatrical artists engage in mobility to secure, maintain or improve their professional and economic position. On this basis, we suggest that they are part of an emerging category of professionals: the ‘mobile middle’, for whom mobility is a crucial part and principle of life. We argue that the phenomenon of the ‘mobile middle’ and mobility in general have wide-ranging implications for our understanding of contemporary careers, work and life organisation.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD58.7 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Essex Business School
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2016 09:11
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2019 18:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/17565

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