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The Sociology of Work; Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work

ISBN: 9781849204132 | 1849204136
Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub. Date: 5/22/2012

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Fully updated and restructured, the Second Edition of Stephen Edgell's comprehensive guide charts the rise of 'work' from the first human societies. The book explores all aspects of work including paid and unpaid, standard and non-standard and unemployment. New material has been incorporated covering globalization, neo-liberalism, economic crisis, technological and organizational change, and trade unions. Drawing on classic and contemporary theorists, the author: covers key issues regarding paid industrial and service sector work: alienation, skill, post-industrial society, network enterprises in the informational society, flexibility, Fordism, neo-Fordism, post-Fordism McDonaldization, emotional labour, the destandardization of work and the social impact of unemployment discusses key issues regarding non-paid work: domestic work as 'work', the impact of technology, the impact of feminism, feminization and globalization provides students with global case-studies, practical student exercises, an extensive glossary and links to key websites and downloadable articles. A superb teaching text, this new edition will be welcomed by lecturers and students wanting an authoritative introduction to the sociology of work.


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