Work Less, Live More?: A Critical Analysis of the Work-Life Boundary

Paperback | April 15, 2008

EditorChristopher Warhurst

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The relationship between work and life has become a key feature of much current government, practitioner and academic debate. In Work Less, Live More?, the authors respond to recent developments that challenge the work-life boundary, these developments include changing locations of work, new forms of work and work intensification.

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The relationship between work and life has become a key feature of much current government, practitioner and academic debate. In Work Less, Live More?, the authors respond to recent developments that challenge the work-life boundary, these developments include changing locations of work, new forms of work and work intensification.

CHRIS WARHURST is Professor of Labour Studies and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. His teaching, research and writing focus on work, employment and organization issues in the international economy. DORIS RUTH EIKHOF is Lecturer in Organization Studies at the Depar...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.33 × 6.21 × 0.55 inPublished:April 15, 2008Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230535607

ISBN - 13:9780230535602

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Out of Balance or just Out of Bounds? Mapping the Relationships between Work and Life--D.R.Eikhof, A.Haunschild& C.Warhurst * Work-life Balance: Three Terms in search of a Definition; J.MacInnes  * Job Spillover: How Parents' Jobs Effect their Kids--B.Pocock * The Time Bind and the Marketisation of Life--A.R.Hochschild * The Problem of the Boundary in Work-life Balance Studies: Theorising the Total Responsibility Burden--P.Ransome * Frustrated Ambitions: Working in the Knowledge Economy--J.Hyman & A.Marks * Getting the Job Done: The Impact of the Conception of Work on Work-life Balance--S.A.Ballegaard & A.B.Fangel * What makes the Home Boundary Porous? The Influence of Work Characteristics and Boundary Preferences on the Permeability of the Home Domain--R.De Man, J.de Bruijn & S.Groeneveld * Work Relations and the Multiple Dimensions of the Work-life Boundary--R.L.Cohen * How Workers cope with Flexible Times and Mobility at Work: Gender and Profession make a Difference--A.Henninger & U.Papouschek * Recreational use or Performance Enhancing? Drugs and Professional Sport--T.Khoshaba * Re-establishing Boundaries:A process of Legitimizing Work in Home-based Telework--C.Kylin & J.C.Karlsson