Work Less, Live More?
Critical Analysis of the Work-life Boundary
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Work Less, Live More? by Chris Warhurst
Book DescriptionThe boundary between work and life is today seen as a major point of tension. New forms of employment and changing locations of work have blurred the distinction between paid labour and private life. Work Less, Live More? refocuses the debate from how we balance life and work to the increasingly ambiguous point where they meet. Leading scholars present international research to demonstrate the effects of this shift. Case studies include, amongst others, call centre workers, hairstylists and even professional athletes. Authoritative yet accessible, Work Less, Live More? investigates dramatic changes at the heart of Human Resource Management, Sociology and Organisation Studies. Key Features: * Offers a critical understanding of new modes of work and how workers experience and manage the resulting tensions between work and life * Rethinks work-life balance and the boundary between work and life internationally and across a range of occupations * The only textbook to focus on changing patterns and definitions of the relationship between work and life
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230535602
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 28-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Are Bad Jobs Inevitable?, Paperback (February 2012)
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Examines change in workplace structures and relations, and considers what the contemporary workplace looks like. This book contains a range of issues and examples from factory and office, manual and non-manual work, and public and private sector that illustrate the nature of the future of work.
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Author Biography - Chris Warhurst
CHRIS WARHURST is Professor of Labour Studies and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. His teaching, research and writing focus on work, employment and organisation issues in the international economy. DORIS RUTH EIKHOF is Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the Department of Management, University of Stirling, UK, and Research Associate at the Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien, Austria. AXEL HAUNSCHILD is Professor of Work, Employment and Organization at the University of Trier, Germany. He is also Guest Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.
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