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Performing work: The drama of everyday working life

Rosengren, Calle LU (2015) In Time & Society
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Abstract in Undetermined

In this article, a perspective on work time patterns is outlined; a perspective that emphasizes the importance of observing how work time is subject not only to task and contract agreements but also to social norms and individual needs to express identity. The article takes its starting point in Goffman’s dramaturgic approach. From this perspective, the workplace is viewed as a stage where a satisfactory work performance is judged not by the actual work performance but by the performance of work; or rather, perhaps, by how a morally good working day is enacted through text, words, and gestures. Depending on social context work, time patterns can be seen as an expression of commitment, dedication,... (More)
Abstract in Undetermined

In this article, a perspective on work time patterns is outlined; a perspective that emphasizes the importance of observing how work time is subject not only to task and contract agreements but also to social norms and individual needs to express identity. The article takes its starting point in Goffman’s dramaturgic approach. From this perspective, the workplace is viewed as a stage where a satisfactory work performance is judged not by the actual work performance but by the performance of work; or rather, perhaps, by how a morally good working day is enacted through text, words, and gestures. Depending on social context work, time patterns can be seen as an expression of commitment, dedication, professionalism, and masculinity. The article concludes with a discussion on the potential implications of these issues regarding stress and health, as well as the possibilities of participation in the labor market under equal conditions. (Less)
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symbolic interactionism, Working time, symbols, organizational culture, knowledge intensive work
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Time & Society
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SAGE Publications Inc.
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0961-463X
DOI
10.1177/0961463X15620983
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Arbetsmiljöhögskolan vid Lunds universitet
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English
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In this article, a perspective on work time patterns is outlined; a perspective that emphasizes the importance of observing how work time is subject not only to task and contract agreements but also to social norms and individual needs to express identity. The article takes its starting point in Goffman’s dramaturgic approach. From this perspective, the workplace is viewed as a stage where a satisfactory work performance is judged not by the actual work performance but by the performance of work; or rather, perhaps, by how a morally good working day is enacted through text, words, and gestures. Depending on social context work, time patterns can be seen as an expression of commitment, dedication, professionalism, and masculinity. The article concludes with a discussion on the potential implications of these issues regarding stress and health, as well as the possibilities of participation in the labor market under equal conditions.},
  author       = {Rosengren, Calle},
  issn         = {0961-463X},
  keyword      = {symbolic interactionism,Working time,symbols,organizational culture,knowledge intensive work},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications Inc.},
  series       = {Time & Society},
  title        = {Performing work: The drama of everyday working life},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961463X15620983},
  year         = {2015},
}