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The Personal Work Profile and the Idea of Personality in Work

Mark R. Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Legal Construction of Personal Work Relations

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199551750
eISBN:
9780191731013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551750.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter introduces the notion of the ‘personal work profile’ as the basis for a yet more comprehensive or holistic way of understanding the legal construction of personal work relations. It then ... More


From Dualization to Solidarity: Halting the Cycle of Precarity

Virginia Doellgast, Nathan Lillie, and Valeria Pulignano

in Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This introductory chapter develops an original framework to explain why unions are more or less successful in containing the spread of precarious work. It argues that employment precarity is both an ... More


The Legal Characterization of Personal Work Relations and the Idea of Labour Law

Mark Freedland and Nicola Kountouris

in The Idea of Labour Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199693610
eISBN:
9780191729744
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693610.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Employment Law, Philosophy of Law

The chapter reflects on the ‘changing idea of labour law’ from the analytical perspective of the legal construction of ‘personal work relations’. It begins by introducing the notion of ‘legal ... More


Poor work, welfare and poverty

Tracy Shildrick, Robert MacDonald, Colin Webster, and Kayleigh Garthwaite

in Poverty and insecurity: Life in low-pay, no-pay Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847429117
eISBN:
9781447307907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429117.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sets out the general theoretical and empirical terrain of the book, drawing attention to continuities and discontinuities both in the provision of welfare as an attempt to tackle or at ... More


The Job: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

in This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

While the general public engages in varying levels of it, the models and modeling professionals I spoke to for this study claimed they felt as though they were never off duty and were always at work ... More


Union Campaigns against Precarious Work in the Retail Sector of Estonia, Poland, and Slovenia

Adam Mrozowicki, Branko Bembič, Kairit Kall, Małgorzata Maciejewska, and Miroslav Stanojević

in Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter studies trade union responses to the precarization of work in the retail sector in three post-socialist East European countries: Estonia, Poland, and Slovenia. The aim of the chapter is ... More


‘British Jobs for British Workers!’ Migration and the UK Labour Market

Bridget Anderson

in Us and Them?: The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691593
eISBN:
9780191752421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691593.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Labour markets are a key site for the construction of us and them, and foreigners taking jobs has been a trope of concerns about aliens and immigrants for generations. Chapter 4 considers the call ... More


Labour Markets, Solidarity, and Precarious Work: Comparing Local Unions’ Responses to Management Flexibility Strategies in the German and Belgian Metalworking and Chemical Industries

Valeria Pulignano and Nadja Doerflinger

in Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines the processes and the conditions explaining union success in fighting precarious work, based on a comparative study of multinational subsidiaries in the metal and chemical ... More


Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Virginia Doellgast, Nathan Lillie, and Valeria Pulignano (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Reconstructing Solidarity is a book about unions’ struggles against the expansion of precarious work in Europe, and the implications of these struggles for worker solidarity and institutional change. ... More


Precarious Futures

Benjamin H. Snyder

in The Disrupted Workplace: Time and the Moral Order of Flexible Capitalism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190203498
eISBN:
9780190203535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203498.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Economic Sociology

This chapter focuses on unemployed white-collar workers who are looking for work in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, which extended new forms of precarious employment to a once stable ... More


Being Without Work

David L. Blustein

in The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Work Experience in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190213701
eISBN:
9780190062682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190213701.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the experiences of unemployment, underemployment, and precarious work, which are essential in understanding the importance of work in people’s lives. This chapter begins with ... More


Precarious Work and Young Workers in the United States

Arne L. Kalleberg

in Youth, Jobs, and the Future: Problems and Prospects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190685898
eISBN:
9780190685935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190685898.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work, Economic Sociology

This chapter discusses how the growth of precarious work and the polarization of the US labor market have produced major problems for the employment experiences of young workers. A prominent ... More


Globalization, Trade, Work, and Health

Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Yogan Pillay, and Timothy H. Holtz

in Textbook of Global Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199392285
eISBN:
9780199392315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199392285.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the pathways that tie the neoliberal phase of global capitalism to patterns of health and illness. It explores the phases of financial liberalization and the health impact of ... More


Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains

Shelley Marshall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830351
eISBN:
9780191868610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830351.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

In this groundbreaking book, Marshall presents a a regulatory plan for addressing poorly paid, precarious work in global supply chains. Aside from climate change, inequality and poverty remain the ... More


Occupational Stress

Paul A. Landsbergis, Marnie Dobson, Anthony D. LaMontagne, BongKyoo Choi, Peter Schnall, and Dean B. Baker

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0017
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes sources of stress in the work environment, their adverse effects on the health of workers, and how they are influenced by economic globalization, political systems, laws, ... More


Cutting to the Bone: Workers’ Solidarity in the Danish-German Slaughterhouse Industry

Bjarke Refslund and Ines Wagner

in Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter scrutinizes how German and Danish unions are navigating the increasingly integrated slaughterhouse industry, based on a case study of a large Danish multinational slaughterhouse company ... More


The Disrupted Workplace: Time and the Moral Order of Flexible Capitalism

Benjamin H. Snyder

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190203498
eISBN:
9780190203535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203498.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Economic Sociology

The 21st century workplace compels Americans to be more flexible. To embrace change, work with unpredictable schedules, be available 24/7, and take charge of one’s own career. What are the wider ... More


Employment change and economic vulnerability in the us

Françoise Carré and James Heintz

in The squeezed middle: The pressure on ordinary workers in America and Britain

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447308942
eISBN:
9781447310822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447308942.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter discusses the rise of non-standard forms of employment since the 1980s. The authors describe how non-standard employment produces economic vulnerability in a variety of ways: low and ... More


The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty: The Eroding Work Experience in America

David L. Blustein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190213701
eISBN:
9780190062682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190213701.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book provides a deeply psychological view of working in America with the intention of transforming existing assumptions and policies about work. At its best, working can provide a powerful sense ... More


The Puzzle of Precarity: Structure, Strategies, and Worker Solidarity

Steven P. Vallas

in Reconstructing Solidarity: Labour Unions, Precarious Work, and the Politics of Institutional Change in Europe

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198791843
eISBN:
9780191834110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198791843.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Social scientific efforts to understand the political and economic forces generating precarious employment have been mired in uncertainty. In this context, the Doellgast–Lillie–Pulignano (D–L–P) ... More


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