The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment
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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 728 pages
  • 184 x 246 x 43.18mm | 1,450g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1446280667
  • 9781446280669
  • 1,248,852

Table of contents

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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I cannot welcome enough The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment. As a collection it is not only wide-ranging and instructive but also original and stimulating.   In assembling such high quality works by world leading authorities Steve Edgell, Heidi Gottfried and Ed Granter have made a significant contribution to the study of occupations and organizations. The various sections engage the reader in discovering the contemporary context and experience of work in a vibrant text which reports the latest developments in theory and practice. This is a marvellous volume and teachers and students will love it.
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An authoritative, engaging and extremely timely collection. From global trends in paid and unpaid employment to the impacts on individuals and communities, the Handbook makes a powerful case for the centrality of work to both society and sociology. Across a range of themes, debates and topics, we are confronted with the social realities of today's working lives and compellingly reminded of the importance of the sociological imagination. -- Alan Irwin The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment provides a comprehensive introduction to contemporary issues in the sociology of work. Together with leading contributors, editors Edgell, Gottfried, and Granter advance novel and timely sociological understandings of the dynamics behind major trends in paid and unpaid work and employment and their impacts on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. The Handbook is an informative text that will serve as an excellent resource for undergraduate students and scholars alike. -- Leah F. Vosko I cannot welcome enough The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment. As a collection it is not only wide-ranging and instructive but also original and stimulating. In assembling such high quality works by world leading authorities Steve Edgell, Heidi Gottfried and Ed Granter have made a significant contribution to the study of occupations and organizations. The various sections engage the reader in discovering the contemporary context and experience of work in a vibrant text which reports the latest developments in theory and practice. This is a marvellous volume and teachers and students will love it. -- John Hassard The present volume, in its encyclopaedic coverage, is an achievement in mapping out the contours of a classic field of sociological study, as well as demonstrating its pertinence to the present day. -- Carl Rhodes, University of Technology Sydney, Australia This Handbook conclusively demonstrates how the sociology of work and employment has long transcended any such narrow boundaries and continues to push further in key respects, providing a firm basis for coming to grips with the profound changes in work and employment that are currently underway. Highlighting a rich topical literature and identifying emerging research agendas...this is a valuable source book for all students of the sociology of work and employment. -- Tony Elger I have no hesitation in commending the Handbook to students, academics and policy makers who wish to develop their knowledge and understanding of a range of contemporary issues associated with employment and work in the 21st Century. -- David Devins As several contributors recognize, the old caricature of SWE as the study of male, unionized, manual workplaces was never entirely adequate, but this Handbook conclusively demonstrates how the SWE agenda has long transcended any such narrow boundaries and continues to push further in key respects, providing a firm basis for coming to grips with the profound changes in work and employment that are currently underway... A valuable source book for all students of the sociology of work and employment. -- Tony Elger
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About 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 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 Senior Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour in the Department of Management at the University of Birmingham Business School.
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