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Bad timing: the temporal dimensions of economic insecurity


Banks, M and Bowman, D, Bad timing: the temporal dimensions of economic insecurity, Critical Sociology, 46, (4-5) pp. 511-525. ISSN 0896-9205 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0896920519883935


In this article, we draw on a recent Australian study to illustrate how social time in precariously employed or low-income households is increasingly riven by uncertainty and risk. We apply two concepts, riskscapes and timescapes, to examine how these households respond to and are buffeted by the economic and temporal insecurities they experience in labour, welfare and finance markets. Using May and Thrift's four categories of time, - representations, technologies, social disciplines and rhythms - we highlight how household timescapes interact with their riskscapes to exacerbate economic insecurity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:timescapes, riskscapes, economic insecurity, uncertainty, economic temporality, inequality, wellbeing, financial insecurity, social security payments
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Policy and administration
Research Field:Social policy
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Government and politics
Objective Field:Public services policy advice and analysis
UTAS Author:Banks, M (Dr Marcus Banks)
ID Code:150523
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2022-06-19
Last Modified:2022-11-02

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