The Sociology of Work: Continuity and Change in Paid and Unpaid Work

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  • University of Salford


Now in a fully updated third edition, The Sociology of Work draws on the work of classic and contemporary theorists, to provide readers with a thorough exploration of all aspects of work and employment, including paid and unpaid work, standard and non-standard employment, and unemployment.

The new edition includes:

Two new chapters on “Work, Skill and the Labour Process” and “Managing Culture at Work”.
Expanded coverage of the rise and decline of trade unions; emotional labour, misbehaviour, and resistance at work.
Further discussion of the gig economy and precarious work; automation and the end of work; globalization and human rights.
For Sociology and Business students, taking modules in work, employment and society.


Original languageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
Number of pages400
ISBN (Print)9781526402646
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2019