Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Society: Unpredictable Work by A. O'carrollWorking Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Society: Unpredictable Work by A. O'carroll

Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Society: Unpredictable Work

byA. O'carroll

Hardcover | April 7, 2015

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We are living in the age of imagination and communication. This book, about the new ways time is experienced and organised in post-industrial workplaces, argues that the key feature of working time within knowledge, and other workplaces, is unpredictability, creating a culture that seeks to insert acceptance of unpredictability as a new 'standard'.
Aileen O'Carroll is Manager of the Irish Qualitative Data Archive which is based at National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM), Ireland. At NUIM she is also attached to the Life History and Social Change project. Previously she conducted research on the experience of women IT workers at the Employment Research Center in Trinity Col...
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Title:Working Time, Knowledge Work and Post-Industrial Society: Unpredictable WorkFormat:HardcoverDimensions:183 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.72 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230282970

ISBN - 13:9780230282971

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Table of Contents

1. Unpredictability: The Effects of a New Working Time Culture 2. The Long Hours Myth 3. The Unpredictable Clock: The Time of Knowledge Work 4. Spaghetti Time 5. Constrained Autonomy and Disrupted Bargains 6. Nomads 7. Time, Work-Discipline and Unpredictability