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TitleTechnology, gender and time : a contribution to the debate
Author(s)Araújo, Emília Rodrigues
Issue dateSep-2008
PublisherBlackwell Publishing
JournalGender Work and Organization
Citation"Gender, Work and Organization". ISSN 1468-0432. 15:5 (2008) 477-503.
Abstract(s)Using the data collected from research carried out at two Portuguese universities, this article highlights the way university lecturers currently deal with space and time. Their professional activity is not externally subjected to a specific time geometry that defines their working day. Teaching and researching time–spaces are basically task oriented. Furthermore, university lecturers are increasingly requested to perform tasks in very short time periods in order to secure financial support. To a certain extent, this pressure upon their work is facilitated by the use of technology. However, technology also causes a profound reconfiguration of working times and spaces, especially because it allows lecturers to work at any time from anywhere. This not only renders university physical spaces and times virtual, but it also leads to the colonization of several other time–spaces of their social lives. This article analyses the ambivalenceand difficulty of managing time–spaces, as described by the lecturers themselves, with the objective of providing a more accurate awareness of the implications of technology on their lives, as well as the hazards of the progressive externalization of academic work, particularly for women.
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Appears in Collections:CECS - Artigos em revistas internacionais / Articles in international journals
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