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Dignity at Work

Dignity at Work

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  • Date Published: September 2001
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521778121

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  • Working with dignity is a fundamental part of achieving a life well-lived, yet the workplace often poses challenging obstacles because of mismanagement or managerial abuse. Defending dignity and realizing self-respect through work are key to workers' well-being. In this book Randy Hodson, a sociologist of work and organizational behavior, applies ethnographic and statistical approaches to this topic, offering both a richly detailed, inside look at real examples of dignity in action, and a broader analysis of the pivotal role of dignity at work.

    • Provides an ethnographic analysis and quotations in workers' own voices
    • Contains accessible statistical analysis and graphics
    • Offers a generalizable model of human agency at the workplace
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    "Hodson's brainstorm was to have his cake--his slice of life--and eat it, too: by analyzing multiple ethnographies, he could abstract a one-size-fits-all model. The result is a book laced with wonderful quotes, provocative findings, and bracing insights and speculations. This book is clearly intended fo scholars in organizational studies, although it it's accessible to anyone interested in workplace dignity as a lived experience." Administrative Science Quarterly

    "This is an important book...both for its methods and for the range of hypotheses it is able to systematically test." American Journal of Sociology

    "...the most important thing about this book is that it provides some sort of empirical evidence for Theory X/Theory Y type arguments...this is the kind of book that would be really useful to give to students, both for its survey of literature and its general message..." Journal of Management

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2001
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521778121
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 154 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.458kg
    • contains: 19 b/w illus. 44 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Dignity and its Challenges:
    1. Four faces of dignity
    2. Toward a theory of dignity
    3. Measuring the subtle realms of work
    Part II. The Practice of Dignity:
    4. Deflecting abuse and mismanagement
    5. Confronting overwork
    6. Defending autonomy
    7. Negotiating employee involvement
    8. Coworkers - for better or worse
    Part III. The Future of Dignity:
    9. Worker dignity and well-being
    10. Dignity, agency, and the future of work.

  • Author

    Randy Hodson, Ohio State University

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