Between Facilitating Life and Managing Stress: Telecommuting in Peri-urban and Rural Areas

By Nathalie Ortar

At the time of mobile technologies, telecommuting can appear as a way to facilitate the life of inhabitants of outer-urban and rural zones. Telecommuting seems particularly adapted to a countryside choice of a life. From political speeches to the analysis of different practices, what is the effective use of ITC in those areas? What kind of work do they facilitate? The article focuses on the practices of various forms of telecommuting or on different types of home working which requiring the use of ICT. The practices were observed through socio-anthropological surveys conducted in municipalities distant from twenty to fifty kilometers of urban centers.

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