Roundtable: Free work

Jana Costas, Susanne Ekman, Christian Maravelias, Sverre Spoelstra

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This panel discussion took place at the ephemera conference on Free Work, in
Berlin, May 11, 2011. 1 Three speakers, who each have conducted extensive
research on the relation between freedom and work, were invited to briefly
present their work and to engage in a discussion about the relation between
freedom and contemporary work. The discussion focuses in particular on the
alleged freedom of knowledge workers. To what extent is their freedom an
imagined freedom? Is their (un)freedom a new phenomenon? What do or can
they do to resist new forms of control that present themselves as offering
freedom? What is freedom to begin with?
Original languageEnglish
JournalEphemera: Theory & politics in organization
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)11-31
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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