Work - quo vadis? : re-thinking the question of work /
edited by Jan Holmer, Jan Ch. Karlsson.
Aldershot : Ashgate, c1997.
viii, 346 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
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Aldershot : Ashgate, c1997.
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Author Affiliation
Sheila Allen is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bradford Beatrice Appay is charge de recherche at CNRS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris Ulla Bjornberg is Professor at the Department of Sociology, Goteborg University. Johanna Esseveld is employed at the Department of Sociology, Lund University Knut Halvorsen is Professor in social policy at the Faculty of Economics, Local Public Administration and Social Work at Oslo College Jan Holmer is Professor at the Department of Working Life Science, University of Karlstad Knud Illeris is Professor of educational research at Roskilde University Jan Ch. Karlsson is Professor at the Department of Working Life Science, University of Karlstad Gunnar Adler-Karlsson is director of the Capri Institute for International Social Philosophy Anna-Karin Kollind is researcher and lecturer at the Department of Sociology, Goteborg University Kathleen Lynch is a founder member of the Equality Studies Centre in University College Dublin Ray E. Pahl is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury and Visiting Professor at the ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change at the University of Essex Andrew Sayer is Professor at the Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK Manfred E.A. Schmutzer is Head of the Institute of Technology and Society at the Technical University, Vienna Adrian Sinfield is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at the University of Edinburgh Elisabeth Sundin is Assistant Professor at the Department of Technology and Social Change, Linkoping University, Sweden Stephen Toulmin is Henry R. Luce Professor at the University of Southern California Celia Valiente is Associate Professor (Profesora Asociada) of Sociology at the Autonomous University of Madrid Louise Walden is senior lecturer in cultural studies at the University College Gavle-Sandviken
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
Work, Society and Welfare
From feudal serfs to free agents: The future of 'employment'p. 15
Bringing work to lifep. 29
Contractualisation, work and the anxious classesp. 47
Blaming the benefit: The costs of the distinction between active and passive programmesp. 79
How to get rid of unemployment and transform work into playp. 101
The work ethic under challenge?p. 119
Family and Gender
Gender relations and research on workp. 153
Negotiations about family responsibilities within dual-earner familiesp. 169
Gender, segmented labour markets, continental welfare states and equal employment policies, the case of Spainp. 195
Changing patterns and practices of (un)employment and the Swedish welfare statep. 219
Equality in education and work: The limitations of liberal policiesp. 237
Women's creativity and the Swedish study circlesp. 265
Technology and Organisation
Cultures, languages, technologiesp. 275
New technology and new organisation--or--just new rhetoric?p. 303
Social precarisation and controlled autonomy. Contradictions within the changing production systemsp. 319
General qualification as a societal and an individual needp. 331
Notes on the contributorsp. 343
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