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The Sociology of Work: Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work (Paperback)
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The Sociology of Work: Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work (Paperback)

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Paperback 400 Pages / Published: 21/11/2019
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'Definitive, critical and engaging, this is a superb introduction to the sociology of work.' Leo McCann, Professor of Management, University of York

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.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781526402646
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 680 g
Dimensions: 242 x 170 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition


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Definitive, critical and engaging, this is a superb introduction to the sociology of work. Edgell and Granter's expert narrative takes us from the cotton mills to the gig economy, and from unpaid domestic chores to visions of a post-work future. Indispensable. -- Leo McCann
A welcome new edition of Sociology of Work that delivers on the promise to chronicle and to assess continuity and changes in paid and unpaid work over the longue duree. Key themes and theories drive chapters on alienation, the labor process, skill, organizational culture, Fordism, destandarization, and domestic work, culminating in the perfect bookend on work transformations across multiple historical globalizations spanning the global North and South. -- Heidi Gottfried
The Sociology of Work is an introductory text that is more engaging and coherent than a traditional textbook. It provides an accessible entry point into the field, covering a vast literature and counterposing competing theories and perspectives, but within a systematic analytical framework and narrative. It appreciates the variable social construction of work and employment across history, understands capitalism as a distinct social system, and compellingly uses the framework of Fordism and Post-Fordism to highlight and understand changes in work and employment over the 20th and 21st centuries. -- Dr Matt Vidal

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