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Place-making at Work: The Role of Rhythm in the Production of 'Thick' Places

Lyon, Dawn (2020) Place-making at Work: The Role of Rhythm in the Production of 'Thick' Places. In: Edensor, Tim and Kalandides, Ares and Kothari, Uma, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Place. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 978-1-138-32049-9. (KAR id:73889)


This chapter is concerned with place-making at work, with particular attention to the role of rhythm. It discusses how certain workspaces come into being as places and what kinds of workplaces are produced. The analysis draws on Henri Lefebvre’s (2004) ideas of rhythm and rhythmanalysis as a conceptual and methodological means for tracing how work and workplaces take shape in space and time combined with Edward Casey’s (2001) formulation of places as ‘thick’ and ‘thin’. The chapter is based on empirical material collected through an audio-visual ethnography of London’s Billingsgate fish market.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: place-making, work, rhythm, Lefebvre, Casey, 'thickness'
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Dawn Lyon
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 19:42 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:04 UTC
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