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The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment

Taylor, Stephanie and Luckman, Susan eds. (2018). The New Normal of Working Lives: Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment. Dynamics of Virtual Work. Palgrave Macmillan.

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This critical, international and interdisciplinary edited collection investigates the new normal of work and employment, presenting research on the experience of the workers themselves. The collection explores the formation of contemporary worker subjects, and the privilege or disadvantage in play around gender, class, age and national location within the global workforce.

Organised around the three areas of: creative working, digital working lives, and transitions and transformations, its fifteen chapters examine in detail the emerging norms of work and work activities in a range of occupations and locations. It also investigates the coping strategies adopted by workers to manage novel difficulties and life circumstances, and their understandings of the possibilities, trajectories, mobilities, identities and potential rewards of their work situations.

This book will appeal to a wide range of audiences, including students and academics of the sociology of work and labor history, and those interested in understanding the implications of the ‘new normal’ of work and employment.

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Authors
ISBN: 3-319-66037-3, 978-3-319-66037-0
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Editorial funding for collectionNot SetHawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations at the University of South Australia
Keywords: new normal; work; employment; creative working; digital working lives; transformations; privilege; disadvantage
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
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Item ID: 50466
Depositing User: Stephanie Taylor
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 10:38
Last Modified: 15 May 2018 15:40
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