A new sociology of work?


Pettinger, Lynne, Parry, Jane, Taylor, Rebecca and Glucksmann, Miriam (eds.) (2006) A new sociology of work?, Oxford, GB, Wiley-Blackwell, 247pp. (The Sociological Review Monographs).

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This collection examines the concept of work, questioning what constitutes work, where works ends and other activities begin, and how different forms of labour are organised across and within societies. It asks what might be required of 'a new sociology of work' and why such a project is vital for understanding people's working lives at the start of the 21st century,

At the book's core is the acknowledgement that work goes on outside formal employment as well as within it, in the family, the community and within various institutions. Drawing together fieldwork from young researchers as well as those eminent in the field, it explores how a diverse range of localised, temporal and socio-economic factors shape people's experiences of work. The collection offers particular insight into the experiences of people who are constrained in their economic activities. The editors develop a distinctive theoretical framework and draw together key conclusions and policy recommendations.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 140513903 (paperback)
9781405139038 (paperback)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Human Sciences > Social Sciences > Sociology & Social Policy
ePrint ID: 208357
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2012 11:30
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:49
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/208357

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