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Macmillan Higher Education

Working Life

Renewing Labour Process Analysis

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Palgrave

Pages: 256
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Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment

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15 June 2010

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Labour process theory is consolidated in Working Life to develop a credible account of the relationships between capitalist political economy, work systems and the strategies and practices of actors in the employment...

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Labour process theory is consolidated in Working Life to develop a credible account of the relationships between capitalist political economy, work systems and the strategies and practices of actors in the employment relationship. Beyond this, the book explores the future of labour process analysis.

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Follows on from 'Workplaces of the Future' and 'Labour Process Theory', a new landmark text in the study of labour and employment

Features contributions from 'big name' labour process scholars as well as rising stars
Edited by Paul Thompson and Chris Smith, influential authorities in organisational theory and?popular lecturers
Contributions sourced from the International Labour Process Conference and American Sociological Society, making this a farreaching, internationally relevant textbook

PART I: THE CORE THEORY
Debating Labour Process Theory and the Sociology of Work
Developing Labour Process Analysis: Themes from Industrial Sociology and Future Directions
Labour Process Theory and Critical Realism
The Core Theory: Critiques, Defences and Advances
PART II: CLASSIC THEMES REVISITED
Skill and the Labour Process: The Conditions and Consequences of Change
Normative Control and Beyond in Contemporary Capitalism
The Repertoire of Employee Opposition
Renewing and Revising the Engagement between Labour Process Theory and Technology
Gender, Labour Process Theory and Intersectionality: Une Liason Dangereuse?
PART III: NEW CONCEPTS, NEW REALITIES
Old Ambiguities and New Developments: Exploring the Emotional Labour Process
Embodying Labour
The Globalization of Service Work: Analysing the Transnational Call Centre Value Chain
Go with the Flow: Labour Power Mobility and Labour Process Theory
Making Space for Geography in Labour Process Theory
Beyond the Blank Slate: Identities and Interests at Work.

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PAUL THOMPSON is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School. In addition to many journal articles, Paul has previously authored Democracy and Patricipation at Work, Palgrave; A Handbook of Work and Organization, OUP; and the highly successful third edition of Work Organizations.

CHRIS SMITH is Professor of Organisation Studies at The School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

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PAUL THOMPSON is Professor of Organizational Analysis and Head of the Department of Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde Business School. In addition to many journal articles, Paul has previously authored Democracy and Patricipation at Work, Palgrave; A Handbook of Work and Organization, OUP; and the highly successful third edition of Work Organizations.

CHRIS SMITH is Professor of Organisation Studies at The School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

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