Citation Bolton SC & Houlihan M (eds.) (2009) Work matters : critical reflections on contemporary work, First ed. Critical Perspectives on Work and Employment. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=334248
Abstract Work Matters brings together a strong collection of narratives from the ethnographic field to discover the reality of pressure and change in the modern workplace.Chapter-by-chapter, experts in the field of work and employment examine empirical accounts and explain the forces shaping today's organisations through a critical, contemporary perspective. The result is a powerful compendium of voices that will provoke a reassessment of work trends and inform the future of policy and managerial practice.
Key benefits: Understand the real issues that affect modern worklife within global capitalism from a range of perspectives; Evaluate key debates about work quality through a flexible, critical mindset and a social perspective; Build a strong social understanding of work place issues through a diverse and international set of field accounts, from the UK, Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand.