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作者 DeVault, Marjorie L
書名 People at Work : Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy
出版項 New York : New York University Press, 2008
國際標準書號 9780814785195 (electronic bk.)
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版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (353 pages)
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附註 DeVaultCover -- 978-0-8147-2003-5-text.pdf -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I: Ideologies of the Neoliberal Economy -- "Hell on My Face": The Production of Workplace Il-literacy -- Institutional Technologies: Coordinating Families and Schools, Bodies and Texts -- The Promises and Realities of U.S. Microenterprise Development -- Work, Disability, and Social Inclusion: The Promise and Problematics of EU Disability Policy -- Part II: Mobile Bodies: Incorporation Without Inclusion -- Flexible Hiring, Immigration, and Indian IT Workers' Experiences of Contract Work in the United States -- Economic Restructuring and the Social Regulation of Citizenship in the Heartland -- Part III: The Fictional Worlds of "Unencumbered Workers" -- Training for Low-Wage Work: TANF Recipients Preparing for Health-Care Work -- Women's Lives, Welfare's Time Limits -- Personal Responsibility in Professional Work: The Academic "Star" as Ideological Code -- "Use What You Have, Be Thankful You Have It": Work and the Promise of Social Inclusion for Students with Disabilities -- Part IV: Fiscal Discipline: The Texts of Public-Sector Budget Cutting -- Exploring Problematics of the Personal-Responsibility Welfare State: Issues of Family and Caregiving in Welfare-to-Work and Medicaid Consumer-Directed Care Programs -- The "Textualized" Student: An Institutional Ethnography of a Funding Policy for Students with Special Needs in Ontario -- (Dis)continuity of Care: Explicating the Ruling Relations of Home Support -- Conclusion -- References -- Contributors -- Index
People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVault's groundbreaking collection of original essays on the complexities of the modern-day workplace. By focusing on the lived experiences of the worker, not as an automaton on an assembly line, but as an embodied human of flesh and bone, these essays offer important insight on the realities of the workplace, and their effects on life at home and in communities. With contributions from some of today's top scholars, each essay is a detailed case study of a different aspect of the working world. Compelling, lively, and sometimes chilling, the contributors address issues from disability rights to immigrant labor, welfare reforms to budget cuts, competition to personal motivations. Each one valuable on its own, the essays in People at Work combine to illuminate the hurdles that workers of all backgrounds struggle with and, more broadly, the impact of change on workers' lives in the new, increasingly global, economy
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: DeVault, Marjorie L. People at Work : Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy New York : New York University Press,c2008 9780814720035
主題 Work - Social aspects
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