Social Theory At Work by Marek Korczynski

Social Theory At Work

EditorMarek Korczynski, Randy Hodson, Paul K. Edwards

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Work is fundamental to human society and modern organizations, and consequently has been central to the thinking of major social theorists and social science disciplines. This book offers a 'one-stop-shop' guide to classical and contemporary perspectvies of work written by leadinginternational experts. Schools covered include: Weberian, Marxian, Durkheimian, feminist, neo-classical economics, institutional economics, ethics, Foucauldian, postmodernist, organizational sociology and economic sociology. Each chapter traces the origins of the theoretical school, reviews seminal contributions,and considers major criticisms of the approach. In addition, the book features a section on key aspects of work - professions, technology, identity and globalisation - to which these theories have been applied.The book makes a major contribution in a number of ways: DT Provides systematic coverage of major social and economic theories and the way they aid our understanding of work;DT Includes a section of chapters that consider, in an applied way, how social theories have helped the analysis of key substantive areas of work;DT Includes contributions from leading academics from both Europe and the USA; DT Each chapter can be read as free-standing summary of a particular school of theoretical approach;DT In addition, the introductory and concluding chapters examine themes cross-cutting the other chapters in the book.It is an essential text for academics and advanced students concerned with the sociology of work, management, and organization studies.

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Marek Korczynski is a Reader in Employment Relations at Loughborough University. His research centres on social theory and work, on the sociology of service work and on music and work. He is the author of On the Front Line: Organization of Work in the Service Economy (Cornell University Press, 1999, co-authored) and Human Resource M...
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Title:Social Theory At WorkFormat:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.28 inPublished:March 7, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199285985

ISBN - 13:9780199285983

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Table of Contents

1. Marek Korczynski, Randy Hodson, and Paul Edwards: Introduction: Competing, collaborating and reinforcing theoriesTheory Overview2. Richard Hyman: Marxist thought and the analysis of work3. Graham Sewell and James Barker: Weberian thought and the analysis of work4. James Lincoln and Didier Guillot: A Durkheimian view of organizational culture5. Heidi Gottfried: Feminist thought and the analysis of work6. Gibson Burrell: Foucauldian and postmodern thought and the analysis of work7. Steve Machin: Neo-classical economic thought and the analysis of work8. Geoffrey Hodgson: The institutional economics tradition and the analysis of work9. Nicole Biggart: Economic sociology and the analysis of work10. Heather Haveman: Organizational sociology and the analysis of work11. Karen Legge: Ethical analysis and workIntegrative Chapters12. Jacques Belanger: Technology and work13. Keith Macdonald: Professions14. Steve Frenkel: Globalization and work15. Robin Leidner: Identity and work16. Peter Cappelli: Conclusion: Change at work and opportunities for theory