Made to Work analyses the conditions of mobile knowledge work (MKW) in contemporary worklives, contrasting and drawing parallels among three highly significant sectors of the Knowledge Economy: academia, information communication technology (ICT) management, and digital creative work.

It introduces the concept of ‘corollary work’ to characterise the elusive work underpinning the configuration of workers, informational, technological, relational and infrastructural resources in (re)producing liveable worklives.

It ultimately illuminates the myriad strands of corollary work that enable MKW to take place and contributes to emergent debates on how exploitation, at least in the domain of MKW, can be named, resisted and creatively subverted. In so doing, it opens up a conversation about the complex ways in which contemporary worklives are ‘made to work’, and about potential interventions to bring about more just worklife conditions in the future.

chapter |29 pages


chapter Chapter 1|29 pages

Corollary work

The mainstay of mobile knowledge work

chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

Cities and regions in the placing of worklives

chapter Chapter 3|25 pages

Everyday worklife placing

chapter Chapter 4|22 pages

Anticipatory availability

‘Time work’ in the worklives of ICT managers and digital creatives

chapter Chapter 6|24 pages

The productivity quest

chapter Chapter 7|28 pages

Identity work

Animating the mobile knowledge worklife

chapter |8 pages