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Negrey, Cynthia L.

Work Time: Conflict, Control, and Change

Negrey, Cynthia L. - Work Time: Conflict, Control, and Change, ebook

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Work Time is a sociological overview of a complex web of relations that shapes much of our experience of work and life yet often goes without critical examination.

Cynthia Negrey examines work time past and present, exploring structural economic change and the gender division of labor to ask: what are the historical, cultural, public policy, and business sources of current work-time practices? Topics addressed include work-time reduction in the US culminating in the 40-hour statute of 1938, recent trends in annual and weekly hours, overtime, part-time work, temporary employment, work-family integration, and international comparisons. She focuses on the US in a global context and explores how a new political economy of work time is taking shape.

This book brings together existing knowledge from sociology, anthropology, history, labor economics, and family studies to answer its central question and will change the way upper-level students think about the time we devote to work.

Keywords: Sociology of Organizations & Work, working hours, labor studies, sociology of work, labor, labor policy, social policy, work hours

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Work & Society
Page amount
200 pages
Category
Economy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9780745660585
Printed ISBN
9780745654263

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