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Work Stress (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Revised and Enlarged ed.)

By Wainwright, David
By Calnan, Michael

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Combines a critique of the scientific evidence relating to work stress, with an account of the social, historical and cultural changes that produced this phenomenon. This book employs sociological theories of embodiment, emotions and medicalization to explore the role of subjecti... read full description below.

ISBN 9780335207077
Barcode 9780335207077
Published 15 June 2002 by Open University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised and Enlarged ed.
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Series UK Higher Education Oup Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
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ISBN-13 9780335207077
ISBN-10 0335207073
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Open University Press
Imprint Open University Press
Publication Date 15 June 2002
International Publication Date 1 June 2002
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised and Enlarged ed.
Edition Revised and Enlarged ed.
Author(s) By Wainwright, David
By Calnan, Michael
Series UK Higher Education Oup Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Category Sociology: Work & Labour
Illness & Addiction: Social Aspects
Occupational & Industrial Psychology
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 228mm
Spine: 14mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Job stress, History
NBS Text Social Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 158.72;158.72
Catalogue Code Not specified

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We are facing an epidemic of work stress. But why should problems at work which previously led to industrial disputes and political activity now be experienced as a cause of physical or mental illness? This book combines a critique of the scientific evidence relating to work stress, with an account of the social, historical and cultural changes that produced this phenomenon. The analysis is grounded in workers' accounts of their experiences of work stress, derived from the authors' qualitative research. Sociological theories of embodiment, emotions and medicalization are employed to explore the role of subjectivity in mediating the relationship between work and ill health. This book concludes with an exploration of the consequences of adopting the passive identity of work stress victim , and the extent to which individuals resist the medicalization of their problems. It should be of interest to a range of students and researchers in the social sciences, particularly those with an interest in medical sociology, sociology of work, management studies and industrial relations.

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Author's Bio

David Wainwright is a Research Fellow in the Social Medicine Department at Bristol University. His background is in the sociology of health and illness and he has spent the last five years researching and writing about the work stress phenomenon. Michael Calnan is Professor of Medical Sociology in the Social Medicine Department at Bristol University. He has conducted extensive research and published widely on the topics of lay perceptions of health and illness and the National Health Service.

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