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Cultural Geography; Hot-desking; Labour Process; Organization; Space

Towards a Sociology of Organizational Space

Susan Halford
Sociological Research Online 9 (1) halford

Keywords: Cultural Geography; Hot-desking; Labour Process; Organization; Space
Abstract: This paper aims to contribute to, and extend, the emergent Sociology of organizational space. It engages critically with labour process approaches, which position space within a control-resistance paradigm, suggesting that the conceptualization of space embedded within these accounts is limited and limiting. Drawing on insights from cultural geography the paper uses a new empirical study to show the ways that spatial meanings and spatial practices in the micro-spaces of office life are constructed through diverse experiences, memories and identities operating at a range of spatial scales.