Dynamics of Virtual Work

Reinventing Work in Europe

Value, Generations and Labour

Authors: Méda, Dominique, Vendramin, Patricia

  • Provides an extensive, multi-disciplinary insight into the changing attitudes to work across Europe
  • Presents a unique generational lens on work
  • Uses broad-ranging data and findings from six countries across Europe
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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.

 

 

 

About the authors

Dominique Méda is Professor at the University of Paris-Dauphine, France. She is also Director of IRISSO, an interdisciplinary social science research institute, and Director of the Chair of “Ecological Reconversion, Work, Employment and Social Policies” at the College d’études mondiales, Paris, France. Her research interests include work, social policies and sustainable development.

Patricia Vendramin is Professor of Sociology in the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. She is also Director of the FOPES (Open Faculty in Social and Economic Policies) and of the Chair of “Labour-University”, both in the University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. Her research interests relate to work and employment issues.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Méda, Dominique (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • A History of the Value Accorded to Work

    Méda, Dominique (et al.)

    Pages 7-47

  • The High Expectations of Work

    Méda, Dominique (et al.)

    Pages 49-91

  • Expectations Frustrated by Changes in Work

    Méda, Dominique (et al.)

    Pages 93-144

  • The Meaning of Work through the Prism of the Generations

    Méda, Dominique (et al.)

    Pages 145-175

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eBook £53.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39525-8
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Hardcover £68.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39524-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reinventing Work in Europe
Book Subtitle
Value, Generations and Labour
Authors
Series Title
Dynamics of Virtual Work
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39525-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39525-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39524-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations
Topics