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

By Wainwright, David
By Calnan, Michael

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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 stre...ss, 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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ISBN 9780335207077
Released NZ 15 Jun 2002
Publisher Open University Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Revised and Enlarged ed.
Series UK Higher Education Oup Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
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ISBN-13 9780335207077
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Open University Press
Imprint Open University Press
Released 15 Jun 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
Dewey Code 158.72;158.72
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

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