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dc.contributor.authorReuschke, Darja
dc.contributor.authorClifton, Nick
dc.contributor.authorFisher, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-27T10:15:56Z
dc.date.available2021-04-27T10:15:56Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-19
dc.identifier.citationReuschke, D., Clifton, N. and Fisher, M. (2021) 'Coworking in homes–mitigating the tensions of the freelance economy', Geoforum, 119, pp.122-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.01.005en_US
dc.identifier.issn0016-7185
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/11370
dc.descriptionArticle published in Geoforum available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.01.005en_US
dc.description.abstractCoworking has increased in popularity in the digital knowledge economy with the rise of independent professional workers who often work from home and lack the social relations that provide feedback, referrals or social support. Rather than studying coworking as a new spatial, social and economic way of working in designated coworking spaces, this study explores coworking in residential homes – the earliest self-organised form of coworking that has received little attention although dedicated home-based coworking networks have developed since. Based on intensive fieldwork material from coworking groups of freelancers across Europe who meet in each other’s homes, we explore why people meet to cowork in homes – when at the same time coworking is driven by the social isolation of working alone in the ‘home office’ as emphasised in previous research on coworking spaces. Our findings highlight the need of freelance workers to learn how to be productive and maintain productivity. The shared experience of homeworking and awareness of the challenges of personalised professional work create cognitive proximity in home-based coworking. Coworkers commit to the production of an affective atmosphere which is facilitated by digital platforms, the role of hosts and the home environment. We discuss the implications of our findings for understanding coworking more generally.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGeoforum;
dc.subjectfreelanceren_US
dc.subjectentrepreneuren_US
dc.subjecthomeworkingen_US
dc.subjecthome-based businessen_US
dc.subjectproductivityen_US
dc.titleCoworking in homes – mitigating the tensions of the freelance economyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.01.005
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-01-05
rioxxterms.funderCardiff Metropolitan Universityen_US
rioxxterms.identifier.projectCardiff Metropolian (Internal)en_US
rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcodeen_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2023-01-19
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2023-01-19
rioxxterms.funder.project37baf166-7129-4cd4-b6a1-507454d1372een_US


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