'Moving to stay in the same place?' : academics and theatrical artists as exemplars of the 'mobile middle'

Loacker, Bernadette and Sliwa, Martyna (2015) 'Moving to stay in the same place?' : academics and theatrical artists as exemplars of the 'mobile middle'. Organization, 23 (5). pp. 657-679. ISSN 1350-5084

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This article provides insights into mobility in the context of geographical, economic, professional, temporal and imaginary movements of academics and theatrical artists. It explores how these dimensions of mobility intersect in the narratives of academics and theatrical artists, thereby producing a position ‘in between’ choice and necessity, and privilege and disadvantage with regard to movement. The analysis shows how both academics and theatrical artists engage in mobility to secure, maintain or improve their professional and economic position. On this basis, we suggest that they are part of an emerging category of professionals: the ‘mobile middle’, for whom mobility is a crucial part and principle of life. We argue that the phenomenon of the ‘mobile middle’ and mobility in general have wide-ranging implications for our understanding of contemporary careers, work and life organisation.

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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Organization, 23 (5), 2016, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2016 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Organization page: http://org.sagepub.com/ on SAGE Journals Online: http://online.sagepub.com/
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