Affected Labour in a Cafe Culture: The Atmospheres and Economics of 'Hip' Melbourne

Affected Labour in a Cafe Culture: The Atmospheres and Economics of 'Hip' Melbourne

by Alexia Cameron


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815380047
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/05/2018
Series: Routledge Research in Culture, Space and Identity Series
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alexia Cameron continues to develop and refine her practice in sociology. Her work is interested in the intersections between affect and emotion; work, production and economy; and postmodern cultures. She can be contacted at:

Table of Contents

1. Being Moved in Immaterial Economies/ Work and self in the precarious postmodern / In pursuit of ‘life-value’: the ascendency of immaterial production / Affect: the feelings before emotion / Spinoza: on desiring pleasure and pain 2. Melbourne’s Affect: The Production of a ‘Hip’ Industry / ‘Melbourne style’ cafés / Common sense knowledge in ‘hip’spaces / Unpredictability and production in ‘the moment’ 3. The Customer is Not Always Right / ‘Feel your crowd’: the force of the first encounter / ‘Hip’ ecologies of interaction: transparency / Fit in, or fuck off 4. Behind Bars: A Logic of Detachment / View from the top: the social platform in affective workspaces / ‘Hip’ ecologies of interaction: detachment / Pastiche, misrepresentations, and smokescreens 5. Only Give Up on a Good Day: The Force of Pleasure in ‘The Moment’ / Short-term trajectories / ‘Hip’ ecologies of interaction: ephemerality / Affected investments: identifying with the workplace 6. The ‘Hip’ Gentrification of Precarious Work 7. Research Methodology

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