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Employment, Trade Union Renewal and the Future of Work

The Experience of Work and Organisational Change

Paul Stewart

Palgrave 2004, 304 s. ISBN 1403912270
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This book examines the relationship between the experience of employment and changing organizational forms, boundaries and the context of work. It explores a range of critical sociological and political economy processes in the context of workplace restructuring, employment and labour market regulation in the wider community. Of significant importance are the themes of gendered and ethically embedded labour markets for young people, trade union and local activism, gendered identity in management, market turbulence and call centres. The book offers an international perspective that includes chapters based on case work from the UK and Turkey.

Contents Introduction: Globalisation, the Changing Nature of Employment and the Future of Work; P.Stewart
'Striving Under Chaos': The Effects of Market Turbulence and Organisational Flux on Call Centre Work; P.Taylor, G.Gall, P.Bain & C.Baldry
The Production and Reproduction of Trade Union Autocracy in the Turkish Metalworking Industry; T.Nichols & N.Sugur
Changing Professional Identities under New Public Management: A Gendered Perspective; A.Davies & R.Thomas
Seeking the Critical Mass: Quantitative and Qualitative Aspects of the Feminisation of Management in Britain in the 1990s; I.Bruegel
Womens' Employment and the Experience of Local Trade Union Activity; J.Harrington
What About the Workers? Bringing the Experience of Job Insecurity into the Flexibility Debate; H.Conley
Perceptions of Job Insecurity in a Retail Sector Organisation; N.Charles & E.James
Suspicious Minds? Partnership, Trade Union Strategy and the Politics of Contemporary Employment Relations; M.Martínez Lucio & M.Stuart
Strategy, Contracts and Control in Government IT Work; S.Vincent & I.Grugulis
Career Perceptions and Career Pursuit in theUK, 1986-2002; M.Rose
Young Adults' Experience Of Work In The 'New Economy: Initial Themes from an Explorative Project; H.Bradley, R.Devadason, S.Fenton, W.Guy & J.West
Perceptions of Job Insecurity in a Retail Sector Organisation; N.Charles & E.James
Author Biographies PAUL STEWART is a Professor at the University of the West of England Business School. He is published widely in the areas of Sociology of Work and the Labour Process and is a member of the International Steering Committee of GERPISA. He is also a member of the Future of Work committee.