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In Search of the Sociology of Work: Past Present and Future

Halford, Susan, Strangleman, Tim (2009) In Search of the Sociology of Work: Past Present and Future. Sociology, 43 (5). pp. 811-828. ISSN 0038-0385. (doi:10.1177/0038038509341307) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper traces relations between the study of work and the evolution of British sociology as an academic discipline. This reveals broad trajectories of marginalization, as the study of work becomes less central to Sociology as a discipline; increasing fragmentation of divergent approaches to the study of work; and — as a consequence of both — a narrowing of the sociological vision for the study of work. Our paper calls for constructive dialogue across different approaches to the study of work and a re-invigoration of sociological debate about work and — on this basis — for in-depth interdisciplinary engagement enabling us to build new approaches that will allow us to study work in all its diversity and complexity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0038038509341307
Uncontrolled keywords: sociology of work, sociology, Marxism, feminism, inter-disciplinarity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2013 11:06 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/34517 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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