“The clock is ticking”: (dis)orientations to ageing and end-of-life care in advanced capitalism and care directives
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by Tanya Zivkovic, Simone Marino
2w ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. This article engages Italian migrant experiences and enactments of futurity to problematize neoliberal anticipatory approaches to ageing and care. Stepping beyond the focus on atomized and agentic individuals and a singular imagined future defined by notions of advancement and progress, sistemazione (home, future, and security) offers ways of building alternative and relational futures within times and spaces of shared precarity. We draw on ethnographic fieldwork and interviews with Italian migrant families living in Adelaide, and a critical analysis of ob ..read more
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Towards a minor sociology of futures: Shifting futures in Mass Observation accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic
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by Corine van Emmerik, Rebecca Coleman, Dawn Lyon
2w ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. This article argues for a ‘minor sociology of futures’, which focuses on the significance of futures in and to everyday life by attending to minor shifts in temporal rhythms and patterns that illuminate how futures are imagined and made. We draw on Deleuze and Guattari's concepts of the major and minor, to attend to how major time is ruptured and remade and how minor temporalities can be productive of new relationships with the major and different futures. Our analysis focuses on the intricate and ambivalent relations with futures articulated in written re ..read more
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The absorbent digital welfare state: Silencing dissent, steering progress
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by Morten Flemming Hjelholt
3w ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. This paper explores the intricate dynamics of digital welfare within the context of late-capitalist welfare states, focusing on the advanced digitalisation initiatives of Denmark. It offers a critical analysis of the concept of ‘digital welfare’ – defined as the integration of digital technologies into the frameworks of social protection. Central to the research is how the Danish welfare state, recognised for its e-government leadership, engages with and incorporates critiques to sustain its approach to digital transformation. Utilising Boltanski's theorie ..read more
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Youth and hospitality work: Skills, subjectivity and affective labour
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by David Farrugia, Julia Coffey, Rosalind Gill, Megan Sharp, Steven Threadgold
3w ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. Hospitality is popularly regarded as unskilled work and the industry relies on a young labour force. This paper examines the role of youth in the way that the ‘unskilled’ status of hospitality labour is defined and contested by workers. Drawing on qualitative data collected with hospitality workers, the paper creates new connections between theories of affective labour, the politics of skills, and conceptions of youth in relation to work. The paper shows that the capacity to be ‘fun’ and produce affects of enjoyment in hospitality venues is essentialised a ..read more
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Climbing, stalling, falling: How people experiencing housing instability anticipate their futures
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by Stefanie Plage, Rose-Marie Stambe, Cameron Parsell, Ella Kuskoff
3w ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. For people experiencing housing instability, considerable uncertainty and future risks coincide with a lack of affordable housing supply. Housing instability often entails movement across different forms of accommodation while facing the possibility of homelessness. Thinking with anticipation outlined by Adams et al. as a regime of knowledge espousing specific governing principles, this study explores storytelling about the future by people experiencing housing instability. Here, anticipation manifests as agentic future orientation in hopes, practices and ..read more
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Enabling futures? Disability and sociology of futures
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by Hannah Morgan, Richard Tutton
3w ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. Much envisaging of the future is inherently ableist. Euro-American cultural imaginaries traditionally have emphasised the narrative of medical progress, assuming the end of impairment. Disability is a frequent trope for and in dystopias, whereas more positive or progressive futures ignore the presence and aspirations of disabled people who are frequently excluded from individual and collective endeavours to articulate and shape the future. They are presumed to be in effect ‘futureless’, lacking a future of value, leaving an unoccupied space for existing in ..read more
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Risky business: How food-delivery platform riders understand and manage safety at work
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by Qingyu Wang, Brendan Churchill
3w ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. This study explores the issue of workplace safety among food-delivery workers who use platforms like UberEATS and Deliveroo to secure work. Despite the high exposure to hazardous traffic, extreme weather conditions, and unsafe work hours and locations that these workers face daily, safety remains a low priority for both platforms and governments. This study utilizes in-depth qualitative interviews with 14 platform food delivery workers in Melbourne, Australia, to examine how they understand and manage safety risks at work, drawing on a theoretical framewor ..read more
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Invisible innovation: Intellectual labour on regional university campuses in Australia
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by Merete Schmidt, Lucinda Aberdeen, Colleen Carlon, Robyn Eversole
1M ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. In Australia, regional university campuses occupy a geographically and institutionally peripheral position in a metrocentric higher education system. We argue that the concentration of research funding and capabilities at metropolitan campuses devalues the intellectual labour of academics working on regional university campuses. The authors use collaborative autoethnography to explore a common theme of ‘gap filling’, that is, mobilising scarce resources to create unique solutions for local issues, and draw on Southern Theory to theorise the implications fo ..read more
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Fight, or flee, the future: Affect in contrasting responses against future collective death
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by Joshua Hurtado Hurtado
1M ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. Sociologies of the future offer insights into how the future is apprehended by social actors and motivates their actions. Contemporary narratives of crises in the Anthropocene portray an increasingly likely future: one of future collective death. This article conceptualises collective death as a future that possesses both imaginary and material dimensions. I argue that future collective death generates various affective responses that prompt social coalitions to resist its realisation, and I exemplify it with two cases: Extinction Rebellion and Space Colon ..read more
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Ambivalent presents, open futures: Affective constructions of the future among highly qualified Turkish migrants in Germany
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by Anlam Filiz
1M ago
Journal of Sociology, Ahead of Print. Turkish migrant professionals in Germany are valued as highly skilled individuals. They describe their lives in Germany mostly in positive terms. Their social, cultural and mobility capital enables them to imagine the future as including favourable circumstances for them such as exciting job opportunities. At the same time, heightened anti-migrant discourses and uncertainties about the future create potential risks. By bringing together the sociological literatures on ambivalence and the future, I analyse how highly skilled Turkish migrants make projection ..read more
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