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The Sociology of Work
Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work

Third Edition

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Sociology | Sociology of Work

November 2019 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Now in a fully updated third edition, The Sociology of Work draws on the work of classic and contemporary theorists, to provide readers with a thorough exploration of all aspects of work and employment, including paid and unpaid work, standard and non-standard employment, and unemployment.

The new edition includes:

  • Two new chapters on “Work, Skill and the Labour Process” and “Managing Culture at Work”.
  • Expanded coverage of the rise and decline of trade unions; emotional labour, misbehaviour, and resistance at work.
  • Further discussion of the gig economy and precarious work; automation and the end of work; globalization and human rights.

For Sociology and Business students, taking modules in work, employment and society.

 
The Historical Transformation of Work
 
Work and Alienation
 
Work, Skill and the Labour Process
 
Managing Culture at Work
 
Industrial Work: Fordism, Neo-Fordism and Post-Fordism
 
Service Work: Fordism, Neo-Fordism and Post-Fordism
 
Non-Standard Work
 
Out of Work: Unemployment
 
Domestic Work
 
Globalization: Paid and Unpaid Work
 
Glossary
 
References

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Stephen Edgell

Stephen Edgell is a Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Salford, England. He has undertaken qualitative research Middle Class Couples: A Study of Segregation, Domination and Inequality in Marriage (Allen & Unwin, 1980), quantitative research A Measure of Thatcherism: A Sociology of Britain (Unwin Hyman, 1991, co-author Vic Duke), and archival research Veblen in Perspective: His Life and Thought (Taylor & Francis, 2001), and has published numerous articles in a wide-range of British, American and European social science journals. A career-long interest in the sociology of work culminated in the publication of a... More About Author

Edward Granter

Edward Granter is a Lecturer in People, Management and Organisations at The Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK.  More About Author

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