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A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 29th November 2012
ISBN: 9780199699360
Number Of Pages: 160

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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. For others 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Steve Fineman tells the fascinating story of work - how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning This looks like yet another interesting addition to Oxford's fabulous VSI series * Grrlscientist, the guardian *
This book is a great read and has made me think deeper into the values I associate with work and human value. * Arthur Zetes, tiredoframen.wordpress.com *

Preface 1: Why work? 2: A spectrum of jobs 3: Working a career 4: Men's work, women's work 5: Struggling, surviving, thriving 6: Emotion at work 7: Virtual work 8: Changes and transitions 9: Where does this leave work? A brief postscript References and further reading

ISBN: 9780199699360
ISBN-10: 0199699364
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 29th November 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 11.43  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.13

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