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Working for a Good Life

George Cheney, Daniel J. Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden E. Kendall

in Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195182774
eISBN:
9780199871001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Corporate Governance and Accountability

This chapter addresses work as an important domain of ethical talk, arguing that work and the talk about it are unavoidably ethical in nature. The chapter considers the multiple ways work is ... More


The Quality of Working Life in Welfare Strategy

Duncan Gallie

in Why We Need a New Welfare State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199256433
eISBN:
9780191599170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199256438.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Three main issues are addressed in this chapter. The first section, ‘Dimensions of employment disadvantage’, points out that although the central policy orientation for enhancing social inclusion in ... More


New Risks and Social Change

Peter Taylor-Gooby

in New Risks, New Welfare: The Transformation of the European Welfare State

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267262
eISBN:
9780191602023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926726X.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

New social risks have emerged in relation to work‐life balance and securing a position in a more flexible labour market across Europe. Policy responses often involve the aspiration of ‘transforming ... More


The Moral Tensions of Management

John Hendry

in Between Enterprise and Ethics: Business and Management in a Bimoral Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268634
eISBN:
9780191708381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268634.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter focuses on management and morality in contemporary post-bureaucratic business organizations, or within the new corporate cultures of the flexible economy. It looks at three sets of moral ... More


Shop-floor Consent, Accommodation, and Dissent

Tony Elger and Chris Smith

in Assembling Work: Remaking Factory Regimes in Japanese Multinationals in Britain

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199241514
eISBN:
9780191714405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241514.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter examines the evolving features of management-worker relations and employee working lives at two large, sectorally dominant Japanese manufacturing subsidiaries in Telford, and assesses ... More


Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Duncan Gallie (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The book compares the quality of working life in European societies with very different institutional systems — France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, and Sweden. It focuses in particular on skills ... More


INTENTIONS AND OEUVRES

Paisley Livingston

in Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199278060
eISBN:
9780191602269
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278067.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

People often take an interest in more than one work by a single artist or author. In so doing, they discover that individual works of art created by a single artist (or group of collaborating ... More


The Politics of Working Life

Judy Wajcman

Paul Edwards (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199271900
eISBN:
9780191699559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271900.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

How does the politics of working life shape modern organizations? Is our desire for meaningful, secure work increasingly at odds with corporate behaviour in a globalized economy? Does the rise of ... More


Life story and life review

Irene Renzenbrink

in Narrative and Stories in Health Care: Illness, dying and bereavement

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2011
ISBN:
9780199546695
eISBN:
9780191730214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546695.003.0012
Subject:
Palliative Care, Palliative Medicine Research, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter discusses and examines the life story, and it looks at review work that describes practical methods and models that have been used in different disciplinary settings and cultural ... More


Media Rich and Time Poor: The Emotion Work of Parenting in a Digital Age

Lynn Schofield Clark

in The Parent App: Understanding Families in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199899616
eISBN:
9780199980161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899616.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter continues the discussion of how parents make decisions regarding their approaches to digital and mobile media in the lives of their children, foregrounding the role of emotion work in ... More


Sophie's Story: New Chocolate at Work

Huatong Sun

in Cross-Cultural Technology Design: Creating Culture-Sensitive Technology for Local Users

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744763
eISBN:
9780199932993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744763.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter elucidates how action and meaning are interwoven in local uses, with a focus on the dialogic interactions of technology affordances, using an American case. It looks at how American ... More


Introduction to IPS

Deborah R. Becker and Robert E. Drake

in A Working Life for People with Severe Mental Illness

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195131215
eISBN:
9780199863808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195131215.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter starts the second section of the book on practice guidelines for implementing supported employment. It provides a brief overview of IPS services. In IPS, employment is viewed as ... More


Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Suzan Lewis, Julia Brannen, and Ann Nilsen (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422200
eISBN:
9781447304326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Across Europe the importance of reconciling paid work and family life is increasingly recognised by a range of diverse government regulations and organisational initiatives. At the same time, ... More


Work–Family Conflict and Economic Change

McGinnity Frances and Russell Helen

in Economic Crisis, Quality of Work, and Social Integration: The European Experience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199664719
eISBN:
9780191765209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664719.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

Chapter 7 investigates the impact of economic recession on how people reconcile work and family life. Using individual-level data from 18 European countries in 2004 and 2010, this chapter found that ... More


Time, work and leisure: Life changes in England since 1700

Hugh Cunningham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780719085208
eISBN:
9781781706817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085208.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book provides the first history of how we have imagined and used time since 1700. It traces the history of the relationship between work and leisure, from the ‘leisure preference’ of male ... More


The Use of Leisure

Andrzej Olechnowicz

in Working-Class Housing in England between the Wars: The Becontree Estate

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206507
eISBN:
9780191677175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206507.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

This chapter discusses how the tenants of the Becontree Estate used their leisure term. The NECC's vision of a ‘community’ was determined to be partly unattainable, because of its false idea of ... More


Adventures among the Poor

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Two generations before World War I, the poor urban districts of Britain had exerted a magnetic pull on middle- and upper-class women. Thousands of those who belonged to the upper strata forsook ... More


Humanizing Technology

Felice Davidson Perlmutter, Darlyne Bailey, and F. Ellen Netting

in Managing Human Resources in the Human Services: Supervisory Challenges

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195137071
eISBN:
9780199865611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137071.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter focuses on how the workplace is being transformed through technological change. It argues that a critical function the managerial supervisor must perform is to humanize technology. This ... More


Economic crisis, work–life balance and class

Tracey Warren

in Social Policy Review 26: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2014

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781447315568
eISBN:
9781447315582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447315568.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In Chapter One, Tracey Warren focuses on the changing nature of the work-life balance in the light of the economic crisis. While much of the focus of social policy analysis in the past has been on ... More


In the Body: Indigenous Corporeality, Work, and Interpretation

Ruth Hellier-Tinoco

in Embodying Mexico: Tourism, Nationalism & Performance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195340365
eISBN:
9780199896998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340365.003.0012
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Dance

Part Three moves away from a chronological approach, engaging a more theoretical and discursive style, and undertaking detailed dramaturgical analyses. This chapter considers issues of reception, ... More


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