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Geographies of Night Work

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Robert Shaw



This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY 4.0).


Night-time working is an area in which transformational changes are occurring, many identified by geographers, but in which the role of night itself – the ‘nocturnality’ of night work – has often been overlooked. This article looks at how geographical research into work and interdisciplinary research from night studies could inform one another, arguing that a focus on the nocturnality of night work can generate wider insights into existing social and economic geographical research into labour. Importantly, the challenges brought by the nocturnality of night work make its study valuable for understanding social justice under contemporary capitalism.

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Author(s): Shaw Robert

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Progress in Human Geography

Year: 2022

Volume: 46

Issue: 5

Pages: 1149-1164

Print publication date: 01/10/2022

Online publication date: 22/06/2022

Acceptance date: 29/05/2022

Date deposited: 23/06/2022

ISSN (print): 0309-1325

ISSN (electronic): 1477-0288

Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd


DOI: 10.1177/03091325221107638


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