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The Neverending Shift: A feminist reflection on living and organising academic lives during the Coronavirus pandemic

Boncori, Ilaria (2020) 'The Neverending Shift: A feminist reflection on living and organising academic lives during the Coronavirus pandemic.' Gender, Work and Organization. ISSN 0968-6673

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Abstract

This article offers a feminist reflection written as a nocturnal stream of consciousness exposing the embodied, emotional and professional experience of living and working during a pandemic outbreak. Framed within a feminist approach, this personal narrative provides an example of the effects of such unexpected and unprecedented circumstances on personal and professional academic lives. Developed during the first stage of the (inter)national coronavirus pandemic, my reflections address issues of privilege; emotional labour; the virtual invasion of the home space within the current increasingly ambiguous space of ‘the workplace'; workload; and wellbeing. Further, I consider how the newly enforced flexible work measures based on online tools have turned current work–life dynamics into a ‘Never‐ending Shift'.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: academia, coronavirus, Feminism, flexible working, pandemic
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Essex Pathways
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 05 May 2020 11:32
Last Modified: 05 May 2020 11:32
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/27324

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