The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

By: Stephen Edgell (editor), Heidi Gottfried (editor), Dr Edward Granter (editor)Hardback

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The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each `state of the art' chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: Historical Context and Social Divisions The Experience of Work The Organization of Work Nonstandard Work and Employment Work and Life beyond Employment Globalization and the Future of Work. Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.

About Author

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 textbook entitled The Sociology of Work: Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work in 2006 and a revised 2nd edition in 2012. He is the co-editor of The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment (2016), along with Heidi Gottfried and Edward Granter. Heidi Gottfried is Professor of Sociology at Wayne State University, USA. Edward Granter is a Lecturer in People, Management and Organisations at The Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK.


1. Introduction: Studies of Work and Employment at the Global Frontier - Stephen Edgell, Edward Granter and Heidi Gottfried PART 1 HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND SOCIAL DIVISIONS 2. The Disciplinary Career of the Sociology of Work - Tim Strangleman 3. Work and Social Theory - Tracey Warren 4. Class and Work - Barry Eidlin 5. Gender and Work - Harriet Bradley 6. Race, Racialization and Work - Evelyn Nakano Glenn PART 2 THE EXPERIENCE OF WORK 7. Good Jobs, Bad Jobs - Arne Kalleberg 8. The Origins and the Ideal of Dignity in the Sociology of Work and Employment - Philip Hodgkiss 9. Capital and Labour: The shifting terrains of struggle and accommodation in labour and employment relations - Miguel Martinez- Lucio 10. From Management to Leadership - Leo McCann 11. Unruly Subjects: Misbehaviour in the Workplace - Stephen Ackroyd and Paul Thompson 12. Rediscovery of the Labour Process - Chris Smith 13. The Skill Debate: Concepts, Measures and Evidence - Alan Felstead PART 3 WORK AND ORGANIZATION 14. From Bureaucracy to Networks - Charles Heckscher 15. Organizational Culture - Mats Alvesson 16. Industrialization, Fordism and the Golden Age of Atlantic Capitalism: - Matt Vidal 17. Beyond Fordism - Huw Beynon 18. Interactive Service Work - Amy Wharton 19. The Organization of Service Work - Kiran Mirchandani Part 4 NON-STANDARD FORMS OF WORK AND EMPLOYMENT 20. Employment Uncertainty and Risk - Vicki Smith 21. Destandardization: Qualitative and Quantitative - Francoise Carre 22. Informal Employment: Theory & Reality - Martha Chen 23. Precarious Work - Kevin Hewison 24. Unpaid Domestic Labor - Janeen Baxter and Tsui-O Tai PART 5 WORK AND LIFE OUTSIDE EMPLOYMENT 25. Unemployment - Ken Roberts 26. Volunteering and Unpaid Work - Rebecca Taylor 27. Work-Life Balance - Abigail Gregory 28. Working Time - Michael Bittman 29. Work and Social Policy - Karin Gottschall and Irene Dingeldey PART 6 GLOBALIZATION AND THE FUTURE OF WORK 30. Global Value Chains, Organisations and Industrial Work - Paul Stewart and Brian Garvey 31. Globalization and Outsourcing - Winnie Poster and Nima Yolmo 32. Globalization and Labour Migrations - Eleonore Kofman 33. Critiques of Work - David Frayne 34. Global Labour Politics in the 21st Century: Organizing in Informal and Precarious Jobs - Jennifer Jihye Chun and Rina Agarwala 35. The Future of Work: Escaping the Current Dystopian Trajectory and Building Better Alternatives - Peter Evans and Chris Tilly

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  • ISBN13: 9781446280669
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 728
  • ID: 9781446280669
  • weight: 1450
  • ISBN10: 1446280667

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