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Dynamics of Virtual Work

The New Normal of Working Lives

Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment

Editors: Taylor, Stephanie, Luckman, Susan (Eds.)

  • Explores workers’ experiences from the perspective of the present
  • Investigates the ‘new normal’ world of work and employment
  • Outlines a theoretical framework for capturing the performative role of hope in sustaining creative careers
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About this book

This critical, international and interdisciplinary edited collection investigates the new normal of work and employment, presenting research on the experience of the workers themselves. The collection explores the formation of contemporary worker subjects, and the privilege or disadvantage in play around gender, class, age and national location within the global workforce.

Organised around the three areas of: creative working, digital working lives, and transitions and transformations, its fifteen chapters examine in detail the emerging norms of work and work activities in a range of occupations and locations. It also investigates the coping strategies adopted by workers to manage novel difficulties and life circumstances, and their understandings of the possibilities, trajectories, mobilities, identities and potential rewards of their work situations.

This book will appeal to a wide range of audiences, including students and academics of the sociology of work and labor history, and those interested in understanding the implications of the ‘new normal’ of work and employment.

About the authors

Stephanie Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology at the Open University, UK. Her interdisciplinary research on identification and a complex gendered subject is internationally recognised. She has also authored and edited popular textbooks on discourse analysis and qualitative research.

Susan Luckman is Professor of Cultural Studies and Associate Director of Research and Programs of the Hawke EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations and Cultural Transformations at the University of South Australia. 

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: October 31, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66038-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • Due: October 31, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-66037-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Normal of Working Lives
Book Subtitle
Critical Studies in Contemporary Work and Employment
Editors
  • Stephanie Taylor
  • Susan Luckman
Series Title
Dynamics of Virtual Work
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-66038-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-66038-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-66037-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 366
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations
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