Work

Personal lives and social policy

Edited by Gerry Mooney

Work

Edited by Gerry Mooney

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

176 pages
Paper $36.95 ISBN: 9781861345202 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Drawing on a range of theoretical approaches, the authors explore questions that are central to our understanding of how the personal not only is shaped in and through work, but also contributes to social relations at work. Among the issues considered are:that emotional labour is increasingly central to the labour process of welfare work;[vbTab]the changing relationship between ageing, work and personal lives;[vbTab]the ways through which welfare-to-work policies seek to regulate personal lives.[vbTab]The book seeks to further our understanding of the complex links between social policy and work in its different forms as well as highlighting that the dominant discourses of work have developed around particular constructions of how personal lives should be ordered. It is one in an innovative series - Personal Lives and Social Policy - published by The Open University and The Policy Press. The series comprises four interactive texts that successfully weave together new and challenging questions about the study of social policy with a range of teaching resources to support the development of the reader's own knowledge and understanding.
Contents
Exploring the dynamics of work, personal lives and social policy - Gerry Mooney
Introduction
Conceptualizing work
Work, welfare and social policy
Trends in paid work and employment since the 1950s
Class divisions and alienation at work
Conclusion
Further resources
References

Managing personal lives: doing 'welfare work' - Janet Newman and Gerry Mooney
Introduction
Managing the self: welfare work and emotional labour
Working for love or loving to work? Voluntary work and social policy
Managing welfare work: welfare professionals and state restructuring
Working on the margins: modernization and its discontents
Managing the changing relationships of welfare work
Work, personal lives and social policy
Conclusion
Further resources
References

Retiring lives? Old age, work and welfare - Beth Widdowson
Introduction
Making the 'house' into a 'home'? The enduring legacy of the 1834 New Poor Law
Pensions policies: the making and remaking of old age through the intersections of work and welfare
From 'OAP' to 'third age' citizen? Fractured transitions and uncertain lives
Conclusion
Further resources
References

Remaking the relations of work and welfare - Ross Fergusson
Introduction
The contingent relations of welfare and work: from workhouse to workfare?
Personal agency, participation and refusal: gathering evidence
An auditor reports
Personal advisers, personal lives
A short biography of Mandy: comparing theories about work and welfare
Workfare lives: evaluating theories
Further resources
References

The shifting relations of work, welfare and personal lives - Gerry Mooney
Introduction
The centrality of work in social policy
'Family-friendly' employment and the pursuit of work-life 'balance'
Explaining the shifts: the neo-liberal agenda
Conclusion
References
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