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Betwixt and Between: The Invisible Experiences of Volunteers’ Body Work

journal contribution
posted on 19.11.2021, 15:07 by Katharine Venter
Prevailing dualisms of work as formal, paid employment on the one hand or informal, unpaid domestic labour on the other means volunteering is often overlooked. Although academic interest in voluntary labour is growing, it remains inadequately theorised in the sociology of work. A more sociological meaningful understanding of volunteering is needed. Through an analysis of voluntary body work labour this article advances theorisation of volunteering as work in two ways. Firstly, the article invokes a total social organisation of labour approach to overcome the paid/unpaid work dichotomy. Secondly, it grounds this theorisation empirically by drawing on the volunteers' insights into their delivery of body work labour to shed new light on the complex ways in which volunteers frame labour within wider social relationships.

History

Author affiliation

Centre for Sustainable Work and Employment Futures, School of Business

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Published in

Work, Employment and Society

Publisher

SAGE Publications

issn

0950-0170

Acceptance date

18/09/2021

Copyright date

2021

Publisher DOI

Language

en