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Work less, live more?

Critical analysis of the work-life boundary

Chris Warhurst, Doris Ruth Eikhof og Axel Haunschild

Palgrave 2008, 248 s. ISBN 9780230535602
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The relationship between work and life has become a key feature of much current government, practitioner and academic debate. In Work Less, Live More?, the authors respond to recent developments that challenge the work-life boundary, including the changing locations of work, new forms of work and work intensification.
1 Out of balance or just out of bounds? Analysing the relationship between work and life
Chris Warhurst, Doris Ruth Eikhof and Axel Haunschild

2 Work-life outcomes in Australia: concepts, outcomes and policy
Barbara Pocock, Natalie Skinner and Philippa Williams

3 Work-life balance: three terms in search of a definition
John MacInnes

4 The boundary problem in work-life balance studies: theorising the total responsibility burden
Paul Ransome

5 On the edge of the time bind: time and market culture
Arlie Russell Hochschild

6 What makes the home boundary porous? The influence of work characteristics on the permeability of the home domain
Rozemarijn de Man, Jeanne de Bruijn and Sandra Groeneveld

7 Work-relations and the multiple dimensions of the work-life boundary: hairstyling at home
Rachel Lara Cohen

8 Getting the job done: the impact of employees’ conception of work on work-life balance
Anne Bøgh Fangel and Stinne Aaløkke

9 Occupation maters – blurring work-life boundaries in mobile care and the media industry
Annette Henninger and Ulrike Papouschek

10 Re-establishing boundaries in home-based telework
Camilla Kylin and Jan Ch. Karlsson

11 Frustrated ambitions: the reality of balancing work and life for call centre employees
Jeff Hyman and Abigail Marks

12 Recreational use or performance enhancing? Doping regulation and professional sport
Tilda Khoshaba
Author Biographies
CHRIS WARHURST is Professor of Labour Studies and Director of the Scottish Centre for Employment Research at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK. His teaching, research and writing focus on work, employment and organisation issues in the international economy.

DORIS RUTH EIKHOF is Lecturer in Organisation Studies at the Department of Management, University of Stirling, UK, and Research Associate at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Austria.

AXEL HAUNSCHILD is Professor of Work, Employment and Organization at the University of Trier, Germany. He is also Guest Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.