Work and Society: A Reader / Edition 1

Work and Society: A Reader / Edition 1

by Keith Grint
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745622232

ISBN-13: 9780745622231

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Wiley

This book provides a lively and accessible introduction to key new areas in the contemporary study of work. While traditional accounts of work have tended to focus upon male manual workers in factories, recent developments have shifted the notions of what counts as work, what work is, and where it takes place. This topical book takes up these developments,

Overview

This book provides a lively and accessible introduction to key new areas in the contemporary study of work. While traditional accounts of work have tended to focus upon male manual workers in factories, recent developments have shifted the notions of what counts as work, what work is, and where it takes place. This topical book takes up these developments, broadening our understanding of work.


Complementing the second edition of Grint's successful Sociology of Work textbook, this book is divided into five parts, each of which explores recent developments in the theory and practice of work. The wide range of substantive areas covered includes domestic work, globalization, gender, resistance, child labour and labour relations. The theoretical approaches incorporate theories of technology, time, identity, change and discipline. The authors include some of the leading international writers in their fields today, such as Stephen Barley, John Hassard, Bruno Latour and Judy Wajcman, plus some of the rising stars of the future. Each part has an introduction by the editor which contextualizes the selections, and there is a general introduction to help students navigate the text.


Work and Society: A Reader will be essential reading for anyone taking courses in the sociology of work, organizational behaviour, business studies, studying MBAs or wishing to understand the contemporary world of work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745622231
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
172.70(w) x 246.29(h) x 27.90(d)

Table of Contents

Figuresvii
Tablesviii
Acknowledgementsxi
Editor's Notexiii
Abbreviationsxiv
Editor's Introduction1
Part IBeyond the Conventions of Work
Introduction7
1Time: Images of Time in Work and Organization14
2Technology: Technology is Society made Durable41
3Age: Child Labour: An Economic Perspective54
Part IIOutside the Factory Gate
Introduction73
4The Customer: The Cult[ure] of the Customer76
5Domestic Work: The Superwoman Syndrome: Gender Differences in Attitudes towards Equal Opportunities at Work and towards Domestic Responsibilities at Home94
Part IIIConstraints and Consensus at Work
Introduction111
6Culture: The Invention of Corporate Culture: A History of the Histories of Cadbury117
7Discipline: Disciplinary Power in the Modern Corporation142
8Resistance: Strategies of Resistance: Power, Knowledge and Subjectivity in the Workplace163
Part IVAfter Class
Introduction199
9Race and Ethnicity: Employment204
10Gender: It's Hard to be Soft: Is Management Style Gendered?254
Part VThe Future of Work
Introduction277
11Globalization: Variety of Pattern of the Post-Fordist Economy: Why are the 'Old Times' still with us and the 'New Times' yet to come?280
12Change: Design and Devotion: Surges of Rational and Normative Ideologies of Control in Managerial Discourse303
Editor's Bibliography343

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