Wired to the World, Chained to the Home

Wired to the World, Chained to the Home

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How does working at home change people's activity patterns, social networks and their living and working spaces? How will it change the way we plan houses and communities in the future? Here, Gurstein combines a background in planning, sociology of work and feminist theory with quantitative data from ten years of original research, including in-depth interviews and surveys, to understand the socio-spatial impact of home-based work on daily life patterns.The computer programming work can not be measured in this manner and her time sheet entries for this work are based aquot;purely on trust. ... She has more responsibility since working at home: in addition to data entry, she now also does computer programming and troubleshooting. ... She uses a new Acer computer, but while she has the technological capabilities to send her completed work by e- mail, heranbsp;...

Title:Wired to the World, Chained to the Home
Author:Penny Gurstein
Publisher:UBC Press - 2002-03-01


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