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dc.contributor.authorCockayne, Daniel 13:59:49 (GMT) 13:59:49 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Social & Cultural Geography on 2020-06-04, available online:
dc.description.abstractLong working hours have become a normal and expected characteristic of employment in many sectors in the Global North. In this paper I examine subjective and affective experiences of overwork that define students’ discussions of internships pursued as mandatary aspects of cooperative undergraduate degree programmes. I interviewed current and former students at the University of Waterloo who completed internships at digital media firms, the majority of whom experienced overwork at these firms. Internships are settings in which young people’s expectations of employment begin to solidify, while digital media jobs are often considered particularly desirable – evidence of successful employment at the apex of a globalized and competitive labor market. I argue that exploring experiences of overwork shows how and why overwork has been and continues to be normalized, while radical alternatives to overwork (e.g., work refusal and anti-work politics) become hard to imagine and enact.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder 1, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, which supported this project through their Insight Development programen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSocial & Cultural Geography;
dc.subjectDigital mediaen
dc.subjecthigher educationen
dc.titleLearning to labor in high-technology: experiences of overwork in university internships at digital media firms in North Americaen
dc.title.alternativeAprender a trabajar en alta tecnología: experiencias de exceso de trabajo en pasantías universitarias en empresas de medios digitales en América del Norteen
dc.title.alternativeUn apprentissage du labeur au sein de la haute technologie: les expériences de surmenage de stagiaires universitaires dans les entreprises de communication numérique en Amérique du Norden
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCockayne, D. (2020). Learning to labor in high-technology: Experiences of overwork in university internships at digital media firms in North America. Social & Cultural Geography, 0(0), 1–19.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Environmenten
uws.contributor.affiliation2Geography and Environmental Managementen

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