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Crafting identities in insecure employment: An ethnographic exploration of the experiences of temporary agency workers (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Tarrabain, C. (2016, September). Crafting identities in insecure employment: An ethnographic exploration of the experiences of temporary agency workers. Paper presented at British Academy of Management Conference 2016

This paper explores the experiences of uncertainty and insecurity that migrant agency workers in relation to their work and socio-cultural context taking a specific interest in how these experiences are informed by and inform their self-understanding... Read More about Crafting identities in insecure employment: An ethnographic exploration of the experiences of temporary agency workers.

Crafting the margins: Promoting dis-identification in temporary agency work
Presentation / Conference
Tarrabain, C. Crafting the margins: Promoting dis-identification in temporary agency work

Contemporary work has seen the proliferation of temporary forms of employment where short-termism and indeterminacy of labour is valued over long-term organisational commitment. The rise of flexibility has brought about new questions which challenge... Read More about Crafting the margins: Promoting dis-identification in temporary agency work.

Identities in the margins: An ethnographic study of migrant agency workers
Thesis
Tarrabain, C. Identities in the margins: An ethnographic study of migrant agency workers. (Thesis). Cardiff University

Migrant workers have long constituted a fundamental part of the hospitality sector in the UK. Taking up jobs such as housekeeping, kitchen portering and plate waiting, these workers have formed an essential yet undervalued role in the service economy... Read More about Identities in the margins: An ethnographic study of migrant agency workers.