The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

by Stephen Edgell, Heidi Gottfried, Edward Granter

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  • 9781446280669
  • 9781473943285
  • 9781473943278

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world.

The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: 

  • Historical Context and Social Divisions
  • The Experience of Work
  • The Organization of Work
  • Nonstandard Work and Employment
  • Work and Life beyond Employment
  • Globalization and the Future of Work.      

Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies.

Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.


  • SAGE Publications; September 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473943285
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment
  • Author: Stephen Edgell (ed.); Heidi Gottfried (ed.); Edward Granter (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446280669
  • 9781473943285
  • 9781473943278

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I cannot welcome enough The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment. As a collection it is not only wide-ranging and instructive but also original and stimulating.   In assembling such high quality works by world leading authorities Steve Edgell, Heidi Gottfried and Ed Granter have made a significant contribution to the study of occupations and organizations. The various sections engage the reader in discovering the contemporary context and experience of work in a vibrant text which reports the latest developments in theory and practice. This is a marvellous volume and teachers and students will love it.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446280669
  • 9781473943285
  • 9781473943278