Work: A Very Short Introduction by Stephen FinemanWork: A Very Short Introduction by Stephen Fineman

Work: A Very Short Introduction

byStephen Fineman

Paperback | November 1, 2012

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The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, usually prompted by the question 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'. Work -- paid, unpaid, voluntary, or obligatory -- is woven into the fabric of all human societies. For many of us, it becomes part of our identity. Forothers it is a tedious necessity. Living is problematic without paid work, and for many it is catastrophic. Steve Fineman tells the fascinating story of work - how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning. Looking at how we classify 'work'; the cultural and social factors that influence the way we work; the ethics of certain types of work; and the factors that will affect the future of work,from globalization to technology, this Very Short Introduction considers work as a concept and as a practical experience, drawing upon ideas from psychology, sociology, management, and social history.
Stephen Fineman is Professor Emeritus at the School of Management, University of Bath, UK. He has a long and distinguished reputation in the field of organizational behaviour, publishing specialized monographs, edited books and textbooks, all directly or indirectly concerned with the world of work.
Title:Work: A Very Short IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.03 inPublished:November 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199699364

ISBN - 13:9780199699360

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Why work?2. A spectrum of jobs3. Working a career4. Men's work, women's work5. Struggling, surviving, thriving6. Emotion at work7. Virtual work8. Changes and transitions9. Where does this leave work? A brief postscriptReferences and further reading