Work: A Very Short Introduction Paperback / softback
Part of the Very Short Introductions series
The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, usually prompted by the question 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'.
Work - paid, unpaid, voluntary, or obligatory - is woven into the fabric of all human societies.
For many of us, it becomes part of our identity. For others it is a tedious necessity. Living is problematic without paid work, and for many it is catastrophic.
Steve Fineman tells the fascinating story of work - how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning.
Looking at how we classify 'work'; the cultural and social factors that influence the way we work; the ethics of certain types of work; and the factors that will affect the future of work, from globalization to technology, this Very Short Introduction considers work as a concept and as a practical experience, drawing upon ideas from psychology, sociology, management, and socialhistory. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area.
These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.
Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 160 pages, Approx 10 black and white illustrations
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 29/11/2012
- Category: Sociology: work & labour
- ISBN: 9780199699360