Sociological Perspectives on Labor Markets
By (author) Bengt Furaker
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Sociological Perspectives on Labor Markets by Bengt Furaker
Book DescriptionThis book presents conceptual tools and theoretical perspectives that can be used to sociologically analyze labour markets in modern capitalist societies. It makes use of the rich heritage of sociological thinking and draws on the classical work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim as well as structural-functionalist contributions. Contemporary sociological thinking is criticized for its tendency to exaggerate change in labour markets while the need to consider continuity is emphasized. Conceptual tools and perspectives are applied based on concrete phenomena, as the author combines abstract theoretical reasoning with theoretically founded reflections on actual labour market developments.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403991515
(216mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 11-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Bengt Furaker
Flexibility and Stability in Working Life, Hardback (March 2007)» View all books by Bengt Furaker
Flexibility is an ambiguous concept. This book contributes to expounding the importance of clearer concepts in the debates on economic systems, labour markets and work organization. The authors place 'flexibility' in a new theoretical context as juxtaposed to 'stability'. Much terminological confusion and is resolved by this suggestion.
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Author Biography - Bengt Furaker
BENGT FURAKER is Professor of Sociology at Goteborg University, Sweden. He has previously held positions at two other Swedish universities and was a Visiting Fellow at Yale University, USA. His research is mainly focused on labour market issues and the relationship between the labour market and the welfare state.
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