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Myths at Work

Paperback By Steve Williams, Harriet Bradley, Mark Erickson, Carol Stephenson
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During the last two decades there have been profound changes in the organization of work. Myths at Work explores these changes, critically examining and challenging some of the central frameworks that have been used to explain them. Global economic restructuring has brought about changes in the jobs we do, our labour market opportunities, and the shape of our individual career paths. These changes have been explained through a number of potent 'myths' (in the sense of widely-held bodies of ideas) including globalization, post-fordist production methods, and a new consumer-based form of capitalism. The authors examine these myths, explain how they have come about, and question their accuracy. While doing so they provide a more accurate picture of employment and the modern workplace. They also look at the 'myths' of the feminisation of the labour force, the skills revolution, lean production, non-standard employment, the death of class, the end of trade unionism, and the 'economic worker'.

The result is an illuminating and accessible teaching and research text that will appeal to students and academics in the sociology of work, organizational behaviour, business studies, and related areas.

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Format: Paperback, 248 pages Language: English
Dimension: 23.25cm x 15.35cm x 1.89cm ISBN10: 0745622712
Weight: 340g ISBN13: 9780745622712
Publication Date: 25 Oct 2000 Publisher: Polity Press

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Department of Sociology, University of Bristol; Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology, University of Birmingham; School of International Studies, Sunderland University; School of Education, Portsmouth University, respectively

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"This book marks a welcome return to one of sociology's fundamental tasks - a critical and radical analysis of current work practices and processes. It provides both excellent reviews of the literature on work and effectively questions many of the myths at work." Keith Grint, Reader in Organizational Behaviour at the Said Business School and Fellow of Templeton College, Oxford "There is no better or more accessible guide to the debates about work and employment than this volume. The strong emphasis on well-grounded empirical studies - some carried out by the authors - will help to keep students' feet on the ground and provide them with the evidence to demolish some of the more egregious of fashionable theories. This will surely be the best text in the field for many years to come. This book brilliantly explodes the fallacy that work and employment need not be a central component of any sociology programme."Ray Pahl , Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of Essex "The authors examine changes at work and in industrial relations in the light of some of the principal myths that have been used to explain the changes .

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. The book deals very effectively with the myth that trade unions are in permanent decline, concluding that the UK continues to be typified by adversarial industrial relations, giving the unions hope for recovery." Labour Research "The overall selection covers the most prevalent and seductive myths in an accessible and stimulating style. Consequently, I would expect this book to appear on numerous undergraduate reading lists .

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. Myths at Work may signal the launch of a new genre in the sociology of work in which academics willingly engage with the claims advanced by contemporary management gurus and business philosophers. If this makes it easier to capture student attention and stimulate classroom discussion, then books like this will serve an important .

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. function." British Journal of Industrial Relations "This is a useful text: it puts 'politics' and 'class' at the centre of the analysis of contemporary work and many of the individual chapters provide useful correctives to some of the more unthinking claims advanced on behalf of such phenomena as lean production, non-standard employment and the feminisation of work"Tom Keenoy, Labour and Industry

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During the last two decades there have been profound changes in the organization of work. Myths at Work explores these changes, critically examining and challenging some of the central frameworks that have been used to explain them. Global economic restructuring has brought about changes in the jobs we do, our labour market opportunities, and the shape of our individual career paths. These changes hav

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