List of Figures.
List of Tables.
Part I: What is Work?.
Problems of Definition.
Working Beyond the Contemporary West.
Historical Rhetorics of Work: Views from Above and Below.
Radical Approaches to Work.
Contemporary Western Orientations to Work.
Part II: Work in Historical Perspective:.
The Transitions from Feudalism to Proto-Industrialization.
Factories and Technological Change.
Work, the Family and Gender.
The Rise of Trade Unionism.
State Intervention and the Factory Acts.
The State and the Development of Clerical Labour.
Women, Work and War.
Part III: Classical Approaches to Work: Marx, Weber and Durkheim:.
Marx and Capitalism.
Durkheim and Industrial Society.
Part IV: Contemporary Theories of Work Organization:.
Population Ecology Theory.
Political Organizational Theories.
Foucault and Post-Modernism.
Part V: Class, Industrial Conflict and the Labour Process:.
Theoretical Approaches to Class.
Class, Wealth and Income.
Class, Occupation and Inequality.
Class, Trade Unions and Revolution.
British Trade Unions and Labourism.
Class and Industrial Action.
Accounting for Industrial Action.
Marx, Taylorism and the Capitalist Labour Process.
Braverman and the Labour Process.
Part VI: Gender, Patriarchy and Trade Unions:.
Theoretical Perspectives on Women and Work.
Women and Paid Labour: The Contemporary Evidence.
Labour Marketing Restructuring and Professional Women.
Women and Trade Unions.
Masculinity, Domestic Labour and Violence.
Part VII: Race, Ethnicity and Labour Markets: Recruitment and the Politics of Exclusion:.
Race, Racism and Ethnicity.
Labour Markets and Racism.
Recruitment and Racism.
Trade Unions, Workers and Racial Discrimination.
Part VIII: Working Technology:.
Theoretical Approaches to Technology.
Flexible Specialization, Fordism, Neo-Fordism and Post-Fordism.
Part IX: Globalization and Work:.
Globalization and Convergence. Globalization and Novelty.
Globalization and Insecurity.
The Future of Work and the History Helix.
Summary: the End of Work?.