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Moving to London time: Household co-ordination and the infrastructure of everyday life

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Helen Jarvis



This article calls for cross-disciplinary scrutiny of the costs of time squeeze - beyond current preoccupation with time allocation and the organization of employment. Discussion turns to an integrated, materially embedded infrastructure of everyday life, drawing on vignettes from in-depth biographies with London working families to put the time-squeeze into material context. Reference is made to generic decision 'dilemmas' commonly experienced across the sample: housing affordability, childcare shortage, transport failure and school choice. These illustrate the co-constitutive nature of urban inequalities and city time. copyright © 2005 SAGE.

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Author(s): Jarvis H

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Time and Society

Year: 2005

Volume: 14

Issue: 1

Pages: 133-154

Print publication date: 01/03/2005

ISSN (print): 0961-463X

ISSN (electronic): 1461-7463

Publisher: Sage Publications


DOI: 10.1177/0961463X05050302


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