Revisiting Divisions of Labour is a radically revised edition of Ray Pahl’s 1984 book Divisions of Labour. It is a reflection on the making of a modern sociological classic, combining the strengths of a new edition with those of a 'reader' on a key thinker’s work. The model shows the discipline at its best and is a platform for discussion of how and why sociological research can have deep and lasting impact. Pahl's book is distinctive in the sustained impact it has had on how sociologists think about, research and report on the changing nature of work and domestic life.
One third of the volume is devoted to selected excerpts from the book, and the remaining two thirds comprise new contributions by researchers working in the field today. This places Divisions of Labour in context, examining what was so innovative and important about it, and looks at its on-going significance for debates in fields including the sociology of work and the sociology of community.
|Publisher:||Manchester University Press|
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Graham Crow is Professor of Sociology and Methodology at the University of Edinburgh
Jaimie Ellis is a Research Fellow in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - Graham Crow and Jaimie Ellis
2. Portrait of a deindustrialising island - Tim Strangleman
3. Informal, but not 'an economy' - Jonathan Gershuny
4. From the Isle of Sheppey to the wider world - Claire Wallace
5. Time and place in memory and imagination on the Isle of Sheppey - Dawn Lyon
6. Linda and Jim revisited: narrative, time and intimacy in social research - Jane Elliott and Jon Lawrence
7. Sociology in search of a new jurisdiction - John Holmwood
Excerpts from Divisions of Labour