The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe

Editors: Stewart, Paul, Durand, Jean-Pierre, Richea, Maria-Magdalena (Eds.)

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  • ​Charts the development of the sociology of work in 11 European countriesBrings to the fore the drivers and reasons for the development of the study of the sociology of work that can be neglected in more descriptive analysesExamines the practice of sociology and the theory both longitudinally and comparatively using the study of individual countries as a framework

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About this book

This book explores the key conceptual features of the development of the Sociology of Work (SoW) in Europe since 1945, using eleven country case studies.

An original contribution to our understanding of the trajectory of the SoW, the chapters map the current state of the theoretical background of the sub-discipline's development to broader socio-political and economic changes, traced across a heterogeneous set of national contexts.

Different definitions of the SoW in each country often reflect variations in the focus of analysis, and these chapters link the subject definition and focus to other social science disciplines, the state, as well as social class interests and ideologies.

The book contends that the ways in which the sub-discipline makes sense of changes in work is itself a response to the type of society in which the sub-discipline is practiced, whether in the post-war social democratic West, the Soviet East, or today's societies, dominated by variant forms of neo-liberalism. It will be of use to scholars and students interested in the transnational history of the discipline of sociology, with a specific focus on the nexus between the sociology of labour, ideology, economics and politics.

About the authors

Paul Stewart is Senior Research Professor, Sociology of Work and Employment, GEM, Grenoble ComUE Universite de Rhone-Alps, France

Jean-Pierre Durand is Professor of Sociology, University d’Évry Paris-Saclay, France, and Editor-founder of La Nouvelle Revue du Travail.

Maria-Magdalena Richea is Marie Curie ITN Alumna, ‘ChangingEmployment’ Post-Doctoral Experienced Researcher, University of Strathclyde, UK.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Towards a Sociology of the Sociology of Work in the UK Since 1945: The Myth of the Golden Age

    Pages 1-44

    Stephenson, Carol (et al.)

  • The Sociology of Work in France

    Pages 45-79

    Tiffon, Guillaume (et al.)

  • Sociology of Work in Germany

    Pages 81-124

    Köhler, Holm-Detlev

  • Labour Sociology in Italy: Resisting Erosion Through Transformation and Dynamism

    Pages 125-151

    Pulignano, Valeria

  • The Politics of Sociology and the Challenges of Transitions, Formalisation and Fragmentation: The Study of Work and Employment in Spain

    Pages 153-179

    Martínez Lucio, Miguel (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of the Sociology of Work in Europe
Editors
  • Paul Stewart
  • Jean-Pierre Durand
  • Maria-Magdalena Richea
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93206-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93206-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-93205-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 440
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