Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2015

264 Pages

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780719097911

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The Sociology of Unemployment

Edited by Tom Boland and Ray Griffin

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Introduces and extends contemporary understandings of unemployment by integrating governmentality studies with qualitative sociology, thereby challenging the
  • Presents a multi-disciplinary series of fresh empirical studies of unemployment, each with a different author, data set and a nuanced theoretical perspective
  • Broadens our understanding of unemployment through fine-grained analysis of how it is governed, including studies of benefit claims forms, social welfare offices, activation policies and job-seeking advice
  • Fills a gap in research on unemployment by drawing on Foucauldian theory to suggest how the experience is governed and how unemployment is now a problem of government

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