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Work and social theory

Warren, Tracey

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Stephen Edgell
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Edward Granter
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Heidi Gottfried
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Abstract

This chapter identifies some of the most important theoretical debates within the sociology of work and employment. It provides an historical context by introducing the key theoretical approaches that marked the birth of sociology. The chapter shows the importance of this theoretical canon for developments in a discipline that span over two hundred years. Yet it also highlights absences from the canon, and identifies some of the most important theoretical ideas for the contemporary sociological understanding of work and employment that have emerged since. The chapter starts and ends by pointing readers to the contested meaning of the very concept of work. It concludes by reflecting on the purpose of social theorising.

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Warren, T. (2015). Work and social theory. In E. Granter, S. Edgell, & H. Gottfried (Eds.), The Sage handbook of the sociology of work and employment. Sage

Acceptance Date Jan 28, 2015
Publication Date Dec 17, 2015
Deposit Date Jul 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date Jul 4, 2016
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Book Title The Sage handbook of the sociology of work and employment
ISBN 9781446280669
Keywords Alienation; anomie; the protestant ethic; rationalisation and bureaucracy; social closure; intersectionality; domestic work; public sociology
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/34623
Publisher URL https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-handbook-of-the-sociology-of-work-and-employment/book241928#contents
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