Critical Reflections on Contemporary Work
Sharon Bolton, Maeve Houlihan
|Publication Date||March 2009|
|Series||Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment|
Work Matters brings together a strong collection of narratives from the ethnographic field to discover the reality of pressure and change in the modern workplace.
Chapter-by-chapter, experts in the field of work and employment examine empirical accounts and explain the forces shaping today's organisations through a critical, contemporary perspective. The result is a powerful compendium of voices that will provoke a reassessment of work trends and inform the future of policy and managerial practice.
• Understand the real issues that affect modern worklife within global capitalism from a range of perspectives
• Evaluate key debates about work quality through a flexible, critical mindset and a social perspective
• Build a strong social understanding of work place issues through a diverse and international set of field accounts, from the UK, Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand