The Making of a Modern Epidemic
Work Stress by David Wainwright
Book DescriptionWe are facing an epidemic of work stress. But why should problems at work which previously led to industrial disputes and political activity now be experienced as a cause of physical or mental illness? This book combines a critique of the scientific evidence relating to work stress, with an account of the social, historical and cultural changes that produced this phenomenon. The analysis is grounded in workers' accounts of their experiences of work stress, derived from the authors' qualitative research. Sociological theories of embodiment, emotions and medicalization are employed to explore the role of subjectivity in mediating the relationship between work and ill health. This book concludes with an exploration of the consequences of adopting the passive identity of "work stress victim", and the extent to which individuals resist the medicalization of their problems. It should be of interest to a range of students and researchers in the social sciences, particularly those with an interest in medical sociology, sociology of work, management studies and industrial relations.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335207084
Classification: Sociology: work & labour , Occupational & industrial psychology , Illness & addiction: social aspects
Format: Hardback (222mm x 152mm x mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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