People at Work: Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy

People at Work: Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy

by Marjorie L. DeVault
     
 

ISBN-10: 081472003X

ISBN-13: 9780814720035

Pub. Date: 03/01/2008

Publisher: New York University Press

People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVault's groundbreaking edited collection of original essays on the complexities of work life in a time of profound economic change. 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, the contributors offer important insight on the…  See more details below

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People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVault's groundbreaking edited collection of original essays on the complexities of work life in a time of profound economic change. 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, the contributors offer important insight on the realities of the workplace, their effects on life at home and in communities, and the impact of change on workers' lives in the new, increasingly global, economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814720035
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2008
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction   Marjorie L. DeVault     1
Ideologies of the Neoliberal Economy
"Hell on My Face": The Production of Workplace Il-literacy   Nancy Jackson   Bonnie Slade     25
Institutional Technologies: Coordinating Families and Schools, Bodies and Texts   Alison I. Griffith   Lois Andre-Bechely     40
The Promises and Realities of U.S. Microenterprise Development   Nancy C. Jurik     57
Work, Disability, and Social Inclusion: The Promise and Problematics of EU Disability Policy   Rannveig Traustadottir     74
Mobile Bodies: Incorporation Without Inclusion
Flexible Hiring, Immigration, and Indian IT Workers' Experiences of Contract Work in the United States   Payal Banerjee     97
Economic Restructuring and the Social Regulation of Citizenship in the Heartland   Nancy A. Naples     112
The Fictional Worlds of "Unencumbered Workers"
Training for Low-Wage Work: TANF Recipients Preparing for Health-Care Work   Brenda Solomon     141
Women's Lives, Welfare's Time Limits   Ellen K. Scott   Andrew S. London     157
Personal Responsibility in Professional Work: The Academic "Star" as Ideological Code   Catherine Richards Solomon     180
"Use What You Have, Be ThankfulYou Have It": Work and the Promise of Social Inclusion for Students with Disabilities   Katrina Arndt     203
Fiscal Discipline: The Texts of Public-Sector Budget Cutting
Exploring Problematics of the Personal-Responsibility Welfare State: Issues of Family and Caregiving in Welfare-to-Work and Medicaid Consumer-Directed Care Programs   Frank Ridzi     223
The "Textualized" Student: An Institutional Ethnography of a Funding Policy for Students with Special Needs in Ontario   Yvette Daniel     248
(Dis)continuity of Care: Explicating the Ruling Relations of Home Support   Marie Campbell     266
Conclusion   Marjorie L. DeVault     289
References     303
Contributors     333
Index     339

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