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Geographies of labour in the third sector: making hybrid workforces in place

Halford, Susan, Leonard, Pauline and Bruce, Katie (2015) Geographies of labour in the third sector: making hybrid workforces in place Environment and Planning A, 47, (11), pp. 2355-2372. (doi:10.1177/0308518X15599295).

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This article aims to explore the geographies of labour in the third sector as these are constituted at the intersection of the multiple social, economic and cultural processes that intersect in place. Whilst previous research has examined either geographies of
voluntarism or spatial divisions of paid labour in the sector, we draw on ‘the new sociology of work’ to offer a framework that recognises the interdependencies of paid and unpaid work in the sector as these are produced and reproduced in time and place. Taking an organizational lens, we explore the everyday activities of volunteers and paid staff in three very different parts of the UK: a deprived town in the North of England, a Welsh coastal
village and the East End of London. Our findings show that (i) understanding the hybrid nature of the third sector workforce, and (ii) as this is made in particular places offers insights to the capacity of the sector ‘on the ground’ that should be taken into account in
shaping political and policy ambitions for the sector that are more often articulated at a national scale.

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Accepted/In Press date: June 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 28 August 2015
Published date: 27 November 2015
Organisations: Sociology, Social Policy & Criminology


Local EPrints ID: 378121
ISSN: 0308-518X
PURE UUID: c46e44de-b007-4585-adf7-26c8937ac9d2
ORCID for Pauline Leonard: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 29 Jun 2015 09:40
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 20:54

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Author: Susan Halford
Author: Pauline Leonard ORCID iD
Author: Katie Bruce

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