A New Sociology of Work?

Author: Lynne Pettinger,Jane Perry,Rebecca Taylor,Miriam Glucksmann

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9781405139038

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This book asks what might be required of “a new sociology of work” and why such a project is vital for understanding people’s working lives at the start of the twenty-first century. A collection of essays examining the concept of work, questioning what constitutes work, and where work ends and other activities begin. Acknowledges the work that goes on outside formal employment, in the family, the community and within various institutions. Highlights the importance of understanding the broad range of experiences of work in order to provide a more meaningful account of people’s work practices. Draws on studies which explore how localized temporal, temporal and socio-economic factors shape people’s experiences. The editors develop a distinctive theoretical framework and draw together key conclusions and policy recommendations.
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Body Work in Health and Social Care

Critical Themes, New Agendas

Author: Julia Twigg,Carol Wolkowitz,Rachel Lara Cohen,Sarah Nettleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444345842

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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The first book to fully explore the multiple ways in which body work features in health and social care and the meanings of this work both for those employed to do it and those on whose bodies they work. Explores the commonalities between different sectors of work, including those outside health and social care Contributions come from an international range of experts Draws on perspectives from across the medical, therapeutic, and care fields Incorporates a variety of methodological approaches, from life history analysis to ethnographic studies and first person accounts
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The SAGE Handbook of Power

Author: Stewart R Clegg,Mark Haugaard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446206718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 504

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Power is arguably one of the key concepts within the social sciences. The SAGE Handbook of Power is the first touchstone for any student or researcher wishing to initiate themselves in the state of the art. Internationally acclaimed, Stewart R Clegg and Mark Haugaard have joined forces to select a collection of papers written by scholars with global reputations for excellence. These papers bridge different conceptual and theoretical positions and draw on many disciplines, including politics, sociology and cultural studies. The sweep and richness of the resulting handbook will help readers contextualise and grow their understanding of this dynamic and important subject area.
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Boundless Worlds

An Anthropological Approach to Movement

Author: Peter Wynn Kirby

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845451996

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Where lived experience of surroundings is shifting, visceral, and immersive, interpretation of social spaces tends to be static and remote. "Space" and "place" are also often analyzed without grappling much (if at all) with the social, political, and historical roots of spatial practice. This volume embarks upon the novel strategy of focusing on movement as a way of understanding social spaces, which offers a means to get beyond biases inherent in the social science of space. Ethnographic studies of social life in settings as varied as nomadic Mongolia and island Melanesia, as distinct as contemporary Tokyo and war-torn Palestine, challenge Western assumptions about the universality of "space" and allow concrete understanding of how life plays out over different socio-cultural topographies. In a world that is becoming increasingly "bounded" in many ways - despite enormous changes wrought by technological, ideological, and other social developments - Boundless Worlds urges a scholarly turn, away from the purely global, toward the human dimension of social lives lived in conditions of conflict, upheaval, remapping, and improvisation through movement.
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More Than It Seems

Household Work and Lifelong Learning

Author: Margrit Eichler,Patrizia Albanese,Susan Ferguson,Nicky Hyndman,Lichun Willa Liu,Ann Mattews

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 0889614814

Category: Adult learning

Page: 280

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Household work is an essential part of many people's lives, yet all too often it is rendered invisible. More Than It Seems aims not only to make this vitally important work visible, but also to reconsider it as a source of learning. Drawing on a large study conducted in Canada, the authors consider diverse forms of household work, including carework. They highlight the experiences of people at the margins -- including immigrants, Aboriginal women, people with disabilities, nannies, and people who provide and receive care -- and analyze those experiences through the prism of lifelong learning theory. The result is a pioneering work that challenges our assumptions about both household work and lifelong learning.
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Making Projects Critical

Author: Damian Hodgson,Svetlana Cicmil

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137192305

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Making Projects Critical is an edited collection contributed by a range of international scholars linking the area of project management with critical management perspectives. Challenging recent debates on inherent problems in project management, the text considers project management within a wider organizational and societal context.
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Management of Education in the Information Age

The Role of ICT

Author: Ian D. Selwood,A. Fung,Christopher D. O'Mahoney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0387356894

Category: Education

Page: 210

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This volume presents findings and insights from contemporary thinking and research on the application of Information Technology in Educational Management. It analyzes the ways in which ICT has been used, across a range of educational institutions, to support various aspects of educational management. It is the latest in a series of books produced by IFIP Working Group 3.7.
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Towards a New Sociology of Social Work

Author: Roger Sibeon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Existentialisme

Page: 188

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This book identifies and analyses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues in the construction of a contemporary sociology of social work. This is generally defined as being informed by a critical appreciation of modern sociology and addressed to social work as a whole. The first chapter shows that this definition is inaccurate. The author criticises existing conventional sociologies with an argument that the sociology of social work also has to be a sociology of sociology in critically selecting and fashioning its own analytical tools. A new theoretical framework (anti-reductionism) is developed and shown to be empirically productive. The book concludes with proposals for the future.
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Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine

America, Britain and Australia Compared

Author: F. Collyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137009314

Category: Social Science

Page: 325

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This book studies the sociology of health and medicine across three different countries, the USA, UK and Australia, examining the nature of disciplines and their specialties and posing sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations.
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