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Bringing it all back home : the extensification and ‘overflowing’ of work : the case of San Francisco’s new media households

Jarvis, Helen and Pratt, Andy C. (2006) Bringing it all back home : the extensification and ‘overflowing’ of work : the case of San Francisco’s new media households. Geoforum, 37 (3). pp. 331-339. ISSN 0016-7185

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Abstract

This paper explores the extensification of work—that is the distribution or exporting of work across different spaces/scales and times—and its impact on individual workers and households. We argue that contracting out and the work life balance debates might be developed more usefully within the holistic framework of extensification. The key process that we follow can be described as overflowing. We contrast the universally positive representations of spillovers and embedding that we are familiar with in economic geographies with the more negatively characterised overflowing of work into and out of the household. The paper is built around a case study of those involved in the new media industry in San Francisco: households, workers and companies.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com
Additional Information: © 2007 Elsevier B.V.
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Jul 2007
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/854/

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