A Very Short IntroductionBook - 2012
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. Forothers 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 social history.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Branch Call Number: 306.36 FIN
Characteristics: xiv, 137 pages :,illustrations ;,18 cm --.