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- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 125.00
This book analyzes the multiple levels of meaning which people attach to work today, and the role of work in people's lives. By looking at call centres and software development, the book evaluates some of the claims made for the knowledge economy and argues that defining the work-life boundary is a constant problem for many workers more...
- RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95
Describes a case study of six enterprises that use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to control access in the workplace to understand their policies about personally identifiable records obtained by sensing RFID-based access cards. These policies have a number of common features, but the policies are neither documented nor shared with employees. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 144.95
The objective of this volume is to apply the economic sociology perspective to issues of work broadly defined. Economic sociology is a vibrant area of research investigating how social structures, power allocations and cultural understandings shape the production, consumption, distribution and exchange of goods and services.The volume consists of three... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 138.00
This book takes a fresh look at the issue of job quality, analyzing employer behaviour and discussing the agenda for policy intervention. Between 1997 and 2002, more than twelve million new jobs were created in the European Union and labour market participation increased by more than eight million. Whilst a good deal of these new jobs have been created... more...
- PM Press 2011; US$ 12.00
In this empathetic tale of hope, understanding, and the importance of family, children face the difficult issue of poverty and the many hardships of being homeless through an inspiring young heroine named Ivy. Ivy is a young girl who finds herself homeless on the streets of San Francisco when she and her father, Poppy, are evicted from his artist... more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 209.00
This book examines continuity and change of identity formation processes at work under conditions of modern working processes and labor market flexibility. By bringing together perspectives from sociology, psychology, organizational management, and vocational education and training, it connects the debates of skills formation, human resources development,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1981; US$ 61.95
This book provides an excellent introduction to the sociology of industry. It comprises of three sections, which in turn address: the relation between industry and other sub-systems or institutions in society; the internal structure of industry and the roles people play within that structure; the social actions of individuals and groups within an... more...
- NYU Press 2008; US$ 79.00
People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVaults groundbreaking collection of original essays on the complexities of the modern-day workplace. By focusing on the lived experiences of the worker, not as an automaton on an assembly line, but as an embodied human of flesh and bone, these essays offer important insight on the realities of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 53.95
Since the first edition of this book was published, the subject of sustainability has risen to the forefront of thinking in almost every subject within business and management. Tackling the latest developments and integrating practical perspectives with rigorous research, this new edition sheds light on a vital aspect of working life. Current... more...
- Birlinn 2013; US$ 10.14
Who are you? Why are you living and working in the way that you are? What might you yet become and do with your life? The answer to these three fundamental questions lie at the heart of this revolutionary guide to changing the way we live and work. If we work with our heart as well as our head, we can get beyond simply functioning to realise our true... more...