The Sociology of Work
Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work
- Stephen Edgell - University of Salford, UK
- Edward Granter - University of Birmingham, UK
‘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.
This is appropriate for my students of organisational behaviour and presents an interesting overview of relevant issues. The students who have referred to it praised the easy to access info and comparative studies.
Please note that i did not receive this book. I would still like to review it.