Reinventing work in Europe: value, generations and labour

By: Meda, Dominique
Contributor(s): Vendramin, Patricia [Co-author]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Dynamics of virtual workPublisher: Switzerland Springer International Publishing 2017Description: xix, 265 p.ISBN: 9783319395258Subject(s): Mass media | Social sciences in mass media | Social structure | Social policy | Social sciencesDDC classification: 332.6 Online resources: E-Book Summary: This book looks at the history of work and the meanings that are attached to it over time. Taking as its basis a number of international surveys and interviews conducted in Europe, the authors consider the significance of work for Europeans today. Over the years the meaning of work has changed. It has become more highly diversified, and it is today invested with high expectations that conflict with organisational developments and the changing nature of the labour market. The authors use a generational perspective to explore whether it is possible to reconcile the contemporary “ethos” of work, especially with regards to women and young people, with organisations that are increasingly under pressure to be profitable and productive. Reinventing Work in Europe will be of interest to scholars and students in the areas of sociology of work, employment and organizations, labour studies, digital economy, and political economy. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/iimahd/detail.action?docID=4772355
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Table of Contents:


1: Introduction
2: A History of the Value Accorded to Work
3: The High Expectations of Work
4: Expectations Frustrated by Changes in Work
5: The Meaning of Work through the Prism of the Generations
6: The Coexistence of Generations at Work
7: Conclusion

This book looks at the history of work and the meanings that are attached to it over time. Taking as its basis a number of international surveys and interviews conducted in Europe, the authors consider the significance of work for Europeans today. Over the years the meaning of work has changed. It has become more highly diversified, and it is today invested with high expectations that conflict with organisational developments and the changing nature of the labour market. The authors use a generational perspective to explore whether it is possible to reconcile the contemporary “ethos” of work, especially with regards to women and young people, with organisations that are increasingly under pressure to be profitable and productive. Reinventing Work in Europe will be of interest to scholars and students in the areas of sociology of work, employment and organizations, labour studies, digital economy, and political economy.


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