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Work Sophie-Thérèse Krempl Michael Glawogger’s documentary Workingman’s Death is a genre picture of the present and future of global labor. The film follows workers in illegal mi- nes in Ukraine, sulphur workers in Indonesian volcananic areas balancing very heavy baskets of sulphurous rocks on their shoulders; day laborers in Pakistan who cut ramshackle cruise ships into pieces, preparing them for disposal was- te; Nigerian butchers on open land saturated with blood; Chinese steel wor- kers whose blast furnaces look like the ones at that time when they were

164 1 Tsukiji f ish market in Tokyo Research trip for Ten Chi Japan, 2003 165 Work P rocess With every piece the search begins anew, and every time I’m afraid that it might not succeed this time. There’s no plan, no script, no music. There’s no stage design. [...] But there’s a set date and little time. I think that’s enough to scare anyone. 1 Work P rocess 169 Today, it is not unusual for the rehearsals of a full­length contemporary dance piece to take about six to eight weeks, especially in the German ‘independent scene’ (freie Szene

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 5, Issue 2 | © transcript 2020 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2019-0203 Play as Work On the Sportification of Computer Games Daniel Pargman and Daniel Svensson Abstract Contemporary images of desirable work (for example at gaming com- panies or at one of the tech giants) foregrounds creativity and incor- porates and idealises elements of play. Simultaneously, becoming one of the best in some particular leisure activity can require many long hours of hard, demanding work. Between on the one hand work and on the other hand leisure and

LIFE@WORK Der Unternehmensauftritt von Monkeydick-Productions SONJA MÖNKEDIECK, RHODA TRETOW »Die einzig mögliche Revolution ist das Unternehmen, das die Wandlung der Individuen betreibt. Die Revolu- tion als Angebot von Unternehmen« POLLESCH 2003: 334 Wer möchte nicht Teil eines solchen Unternehmens sein? Um auf diskursiver wie auch praxeologischer Ebene einen Ort der Verhandlung bzw. Irritation anzubieten, wurde das Unternehmen Monkeydick-Productions ins Leben gerufen. Das Unternehmen verfügt über einen Firmensitz, weltweite Filialen

3 Work: Transformed Work Environments The blurring of the boundaries between private and public as well as between informal and formal, as discussed in the relationship of complicity to friendship, now leads us directly into current debates from the sociology of work as they are under discussion today in the framework of post-industrial forms of production. New forms of organization of work from an economic perspective do not stand so much in the foreground here; rather, the focus is on the multifaceted social consequences that these have for the

An Ethnography of Workplaces in Montreal and Brussels

DCS | Digital Culture and Society | Vol. 5, Issue 2 | © transcript 2020 DOI 10.14361/dcs-2019-0207 Playful Work and Laborious Play in Super Mario Maker Mark R Johnson Abstract Super Mario Maker (2015) and its sequel Super Mario Maker  2 (2019) have enabled a near-unprecedented amount of user-created level design, with well over seven million stages created to date by players from around the world. Within this vast library of levels, those built according to “troll” or “kaizo” level design rationales  – which expect impressive feats of physical ability

Work-Life-Balance Der populäre Begriff „Work-Life-Balance“ wird häufig im Wortsinn als Gleich- gewicht zwischen Arbeit und Leben interpretiert. Doch welche Arbeit, welches Leben und welche Balance sind damit eigentlich gemeint? Unter Work werden in der Regel alle Tätigkeiten und Rollen der beruflichen Erwerbsarbeit verstanden. Life bezieht sich auf alle Aktivitäten jenseits der Berufsarbeit, die in der Familie, beim Sport, im Ehrenamt und bei der kreativen Freizeitgestaltung anfallen. Zwi- schen diesen Bereichen soll eine Balance im Sinne eines

9 Ethical boundary work In the previous chapter, I have analysed concrete accountability practices. Using the example of newborn screening, I have applied a comparative approach in chapter 8 to outline country specific differences of accountability practices and discussed how they are shaped by the respective political cultures. In this chapter, I continue with the analysis of accountability practices by specifically looking at boundary work as is performed during the occasion of research interviews that are geared towards the scrutiny of ethical

Work as a Cure Reana Senjković 1. Prologue1 In early spring of 1958, an “unexpected guest” entered InspectorMane Brzica’s office at the Department of Juvenile Delinquency in Zagreb: – Long time no see, my man … – Brzica greeted him […]. Old furniture which, ac- cording to the office fashion rules, should have been trashed long ago, contrasted with freshly painted white walls. Vimpi felt a loose spring rub him annoyingly be- neath the armchair he crawled into. – You did not expect me, did you? – started the visitor questioningly, indirectly. Brzica would rather