1st Edition

In Work, At Home Towards an Understanding of Homeworking

By Alan Felstead, Nick Jewson Copyright 2000
    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    More and more people are choosing to earn a living at home. In Work, At Home explores the meaning and experience of this type of employment by covering a wide range of issues including:
    * social relationships
    * current research methodologies
    * statistical analyses of global labour markets
    * the emotional and psychological processes of self-management
    * home relations.
    Presenting statistical analyses of labour markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, In Work, At Home provides a valuable introduction to the issues and debates surrounding homeworking and will appeal to students across a range of disciplines, including sociology, business studies and women's studies.

    1 Introduction: setting the agenda 2 Conceptualising the field 3 Searching for subjects 4 Taking a count 5 Revealing diversity 6 Documenting the grim realities 7 Struggling for control 8 Managing the self 9 Combining home and work 10 Conclusion: mapping the broader perspective


    Alan Felstead is Lecturer at the Centre for Labour Market Studies at the University of Leicester. Nick Jewson is Director of the Ethnicity Research Centre at the University of Leicester.

    'Interesting, comprehensive and bound to be the new classic on the topic.' - Carol Wolkowitz, University of Warwick