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- DescriptionA highly readable and approachable account of the sociology of work...a first-rate introductory text that is sure to become essential reading for students, teachers, and researchers. - Jason Hughes, Brunel University An excellent text. Its comparative and historical sweep is particularly welcome and the analysis provided is thoughtful and well grounded. - John Eldridge, University of Glasgow An invaluable and up-to-date text for students and researchers. Detailed and wide-ranging in its scope it is an excellent source of materials combined with a thought provoking and challenging set of arguments. - Huw Beyn, Cardiff University Stephen Edgell's book charts the rise of 'work' and explores all aspects of work including paid and unpaid, standard and n-standard and unemployment. New material has been incorporated covering the theories and practices of globalization, interactive service work, ecomic crisis, techlogical and organizational change, and trade unions. Drawing on classic and contemporary theorists, the book: *Covers key issues regarding paid industrial and service sector work: alienation, skill, post-industrial society, network enterprises, flexibility, Fordism, neo-Fordism, post-Fordism, McDonaldization, emotional labour, destandardization and the social impact of unemployment. *Discusses key issues regarding n-paid work: domestic work as 'work', the impact of techlogy, symmetrical family thesis, the impact of feminism, and globalization. *Provides student friendly pedagogy: suggestions for further reading, questions for discussion and assessment, an extensive glossary and links to key websites and downloadable articles. This latest edition will be welcomed by lecturers and students wanting an authoritative guide to the sociology of work.
- Author BiographyStephen Edgell is a Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Salford, England. He has undertaken qualitative research Middle Class Couples: A Study of Segregation, Domination and Inequality in Marriage (Allen & Unwin, 1980), quantitative research A Measure of Thatcherism: A Sociology of Britain (Unwin Hyman, 1991, co-author Vic Duke), and archival research Veblen in Perspective: His Life and Thought (Taylor & Francis, 2001), and has published numerous articles in a wide-range of British, American and European social science journals. A career-long interest in the sociology of work culminated in the publication of a textbook entitled The Sociology of Work: Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work in 2006 and a revised 2nd edition in 2012. He is the co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment (2016), along with Heidi Gottfried and Edward Granter.
- Author(s)Stephen Edgell
- PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
- Date of Publication16/12/2011
- SubjectSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSAGE Publications Ltd
- Content Noteblack & white tables
- Weight499 g
- Width170 mm
- Height242 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edition Statement2nd Revised edition
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