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The Sociology of Work
Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work
Stephen Edgell's book charts the rise of 'work' and explores all aspects of work including paid and unpaid, standard and non-standard and unemployment. New material has been incorporated covering the theories and practices of globalization, interactive service work, 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, 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, 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 new edition will be welcomed by lecturers and students wanting an authoritative guide to the sociology of work.
296 pages; ISBN 9781446260463
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