Work and Society

Work and Society

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The original theoretical and empirical studies in this new edited volume, Work and Society: Places, Spaces and Identities, present a reimagining 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, focusing 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 what 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.The concepts of a#39;primarya#39;, a#39;secondarya#39; and a#39;tertiarya#39; victimisation have been widely applied (Spalek, 2006; Walklate, 2007b; ... This is in order to illuminate the nature of harm and suffering and it has led to what is often referred to a a#39;victim ... As direct, primary victims they are 55 The Coronera#39;s Inquest and Visceral Reactions.

Title:Work and Society
Author:Paul Taylor, Paul Wagg
Publisher:University of Chester - 2014-09-30


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