Keith Grint is Reader in Organizational Behaviour at the Said Business School, Oxford and a Fellow of Templeton College.
Work and Society Work and Society: A Reader a Reader / Edition 1by Keith Grint
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,… See more details below
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.
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Table of Contents
Editor’s Note xiii
Editor’s Introduction 1
Part I Beyond the Conventions of Work
1 Time 14
Images of Time in Work and Organization
2 Technology 41
Technology is Society made Durable
Child Labour: an Economic Perspective
Christiaan Grootaert and Ravi Kanbur
Part II Outside the Factory Gate
4 The Customer 76
The Cult(ure) of the Customer
Paul du Gay and Graeme Salaman
5 Domestic Work 94
The Superwoman Syndrome: Gender Differences in Attitudes towardsEqual Opportunities at Work and towards Domestic Responsibilitiesat Home
Part II Constraints and Consensus at Work
6 Culture 117
The Invention of Corporate Culture: A history of the Historiesof Cadbury
Michael Rowlinson and John Hassard
7 Discipline 142
Disciplinary Power in the modern Corporation
8 Resistance 163
Strategies of Resistance: Power, Knowledge and Subjectivity inthe Workplace
Part IV After Class
9 Race and Ethnicity 204
10 Gender 254
It’s Hard to be Soft: Is Management StyleGendered?
Part V The Future of Work
11 Globalization 280
Variety of Pattern of the Post-Fordist Economy: Why are the‘Old Times’ still with us and the ‘NewTimes’ yet to come?
Fiorenza Belussi and Francesco Garibaldo
12 Change 280
Design and Devotion: Surges of Rational and Normative Ideologiesof Control in Managerial Discourse Stephen R. Barley and GideonKunda
Editor’s Bibliography 343
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