Working Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis by Paul ThopmspnWorking Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis by Paul Thopmspn

Working Life: Renewing Labour Process Analysis

byPaul Thopmspn, Chris Smith

Paperback | February 24, 2010

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Labour process theory is consolidated in Working Life to develop a credible account of the relationships between capitalist political economy, work systems and the strategies and practices of actors in the employment relationship. Beyond this, the book explores the future of labour process analysis.
PAUL THOMPSON is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School. In addition to many journal articles, Paul has previously authored Democracy and Patricipation at Work, Palgrave; A Handbook of Work and Organization, OUP; and the highly succes...
Title:Working Life: Renewing Labour Process AnalysisFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.8 inPublished:February 24, 2010Publisher:Red Globe PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230222234

ISBN - 13:9780230222236


Table of Contents

PART I: THE CORE THEORY.- Debating Labour Process Theory and the Sociology of Work.- Developing Labour Process Analysis: Themes from Industrial Sociology and Future Directions.- Labour Process Theory and Critical Realism.- The Core Theory: Critiques, Defences and Advances.- PART II: CLASSIC THEMES REVISITED.- Skill and the Labour Process: The Conditions and Consequences of Change.- Normative Control and Beyond in Contemporary Capitalism.- The Repertoire of Employee Opposition.- Renewing and Revising the Engagement between Labour Process Theory and Technology.- Gender, Labour Process Theory and Intersectionality: Une Liason Dangereuse?.- PART III: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW REALITIES.- Old Ambiguities and New Developments: Exploring the Emotional Labour Process.- Embodying Labour.- The Globalization of Service Work: Analysing the Transnational Call Centre Value Chain.- Go with the Flow: Labour Power Mobility and Labour Process Theory.- Making Space for Geography in Labour Process Theory.- Beyond the Blank Slate: Identities and Interests at Work.