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dc.contributor.authorCrane, Katy
dc.date.accessioned2020-05-14T18:26:52Z
dc.date.available2020-05-14T18:26:52Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/79206
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the everyday work time and work space experiences of freelance web and software developers and programmers. It asks how freelance experiences inform collective efforts to overcome the precariousness entailed in contract tech work. Ten developers participated in this qualitative study, completing two interviews each, while collectively providing 28 reflection entries on their ``ideal day" and eight photojournals documenting their daily work spaces. Combining ethnographic approaches with a precarity conceptual framework, this study found that freelancers' everyday behaviours offer insights into how, notwithstanding their apparent independence and autonomy, such workers engage with each other. Finding and using work spaces in Halifax, networking, and achieving an idealized ``9-to-5" work day are all strategies that may contain political possibilities for concerted efforts against precarious working conditions.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectanthropologyen_US
dc.subjectprecarityen_US
dc.subjectfreelanceen_US
dc.subjectdevelopersen_US
dc.subjectprogrammersen_US
dc.subjectpoliticsen_US
dc.subjectspace and placeen_US
dc.subjecttime disciplineen_US
dc.titleInside or Outside the Struggle?: Exploring Political Possibilities for Freelance Developersen_US
dc.date.defence2020-05-14
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Sociology & Social Anthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinern/aen_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorFiona Martinen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerLindsay DuBoisen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerMartha Radiceen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerKaren Fosteren_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorLindsay DuBoisen_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNoen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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