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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Realities of Work

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9781403914453
Publication Date July 2002
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

The Realities of Work draws upon a broad base of international research to examine the changing context and nature of work. The second edition of this highly popular text has been substantially revised and updated to include two new chapters on knowledge work and representation at work. Including more international examples and cross-national comparisons in response to feedback, the text also features a wealth of pedagogical devices such as case vignettes, definitions, learning objectives, more student exercises and summaries ensuring maximum accessibility for students.

MIKE NOON is Professor, Department of Human Resource Management, Leicester Business School, DeMontfort University.

PAUL BLYTON is Professor of Industrial Relations at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.

The Changing Context of Work
Meaning of Work
Time and Work
Work Skills
Work Routines
Emotion Work
Knowledge and Work
Survival Strategies at Work
Unfair Discrimination at Work
Representation at Work
Hidden Work


The second edition is a wonderfully dynamic and thoroughly engaging book which I would immediately recommend should be put onto everyone's reading lists.' - Kirsty Newsome, University of Strathclyde, UK
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