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Published: 29 November 2012

160 Pages | Approx 10 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199699360

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Work: A Very Short Introduction

Stephen Fineman

Very Short Introductions

  • An authoritative but accessible short introduction to the concept of work
  • Explores the concepts that have shaped 'work' in different societies at different times
  • Considers the organization of working - from employment and labour - to their social class and power implications
  • Explores the types of work and their moral implications
  • Looks at the cultural aspects of gender issues and work
  • Highlights how the concept of work continues to change and how it will develop in future
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over five million copies sold worldwide