This insightful book draws on a range of contemporary and classic studies to explore the connection between the personal experience of work and the wider social structures in which it takes place.
Identity at Work examines key social identities relevant to the workplace, such as those based on gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity and race, disability, age, occupation, class and organizational membership. Using research from a wide variety of countries and academic approaches, this book provides a readable and engaging introduction to the issues, exploring how people experience work, understand and present themselves at work, and relate to others.
Providing an accessible investigation of work and identity, this text will be valuable to students looking at organizational behaviour, HRM, diversity management and the sociology of work.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Unpaid work and Unemployment 3. Occupations and Class 4. The Organization and Identity 5. Ethnicity and Race 6. Gender 7. Sexual Orientation 8. Disability 9. Age 10. Conclusions
John Chandler is Professor of Work and Organization in the Royal Docks School of Business and Law, University of East London, UK. His previous publications include Organizations and Identity (1994, as co-editor) and Organization and Management: A Critical Text (2000, also as co-editor). His research interests include diversity in organizations and public services management.
‘Chandler provides us with an engaging and attractively written examination of various work-related issues, all of which relate to social identities and individual self-identities. Issues range from work and class and work and ethnicity to work and age and work and disability.’ - Tony Watson, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Work and Organisation, Nottingham University Business School, UK