Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/336504
Title:
Work and society: Places, spaces and identities
Authors:
Taylor, Paul J.; Wagg, Paul
Abstract:
The original theoretical and empirical studies in this new edited volume, Work and Society: Places, Spaces and Identities, present a re-imagining of what work is, how it is undertaken, and the impact of work on people who engage in it. While traditional examinations of work are synonymous with discussions of labour markets, organisational functions and industrial relations, the eight contributions published here for the first time extend our conceptualisation of work to take in less commonly scrutinised activities such as care-giving, soldiering, gambling and career criminality. This intriguing approach opens up space for an exciting reconsideration of the relationships between work and society, focussing on illegitimate and unvalued occupations, the places where personal and professional identities intersect in risky or rewarding ways, and the ideological imperative on all of us – no matter our employment status – to perform as resilient, productive neoliberal subjects with the capacity for work. This innovative, interdisciplinary volume brings together established and new voices in the fields of sociology, criminology, victimology and political economy to present an accessible intervention in current debates about work in the twenty-first century.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Taylor, P., & Wagg, P. (Eds.). (2014). Work and society: Places, spaces and identities. Chester, United Kingdom: University of Chester Press.
Publisher:
University of Chester Press
Publication Date:
Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/336504
Additional Links:
http://www.chester.ac.uk/university-press
Type:
Book
Language:
en
Description:
The table of contents and introduction are included with kind permission of University of Chester Press.
Series/Report no.:
Issues in the Social Sciences; 9
ISBN:
9781908258151
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Paul J.en
dc.contributor.authorWagg, Paulen
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-02T14:28:02Zen
dc.date.available2014-12-02T14:28:02Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10en
dc.identifier.citationTaylor, P., & Wagg, P. (Eds.). (2014). Work and society: Places, spaces and identities. Chester, United Kingdom: University of Chester Press.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781908258151en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/336504en
dc.descriptionThe table of contents and introduction are included with kind permission of University of Chester Press.en
dc.description.abstractThe original theoretical and empirical studies in this new edited volume, Work and Society: Places, Spaces and Identities, present a re-imagining of what work is, how it is undertaken, and the impact of work on people who engage in it. While traditional examinations of work are synonymous with discussions of labour markets, organisational functions and industrial relations, the eight contributions published here for the first time extend our conceptualisation of work to take in less commonly scrutinised activities such as care-giving, soldiering, gambling and career criminality. This intriguing approach opens up space for an exciting reconsideration of the relationships between work and society, focussing on illegitimate and unvalued occupations, the places where personal and professional identities intersect in risky or rewarding ways, and the ideological imperative on all of us – no matter our employment status – to perform as resilient, productive neoliberal subjects with the capacity for work. This innovative, interdisciplinary volume brings together established and new voices in the fields of sociology, criminology, victimology and political economy to present an accessible intervention in current debates about work in the twenty-first century.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity of Chester Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIssues in the Social Sciencesen
dc.relation.ispartofseries9en
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.chester.ac.uk/university-pressen
dc.subjectoccupationsen
dc.subjectworken
dc.subjectsociology of worken
dc.titleWork and society: Places, spaces and identitiesen
dc.typeBooken
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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