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The Resource Crossing the great divide : worker risk and opportunity in the new economy, Vicki Smith

Crossing the great divide : worker risk and opportunity in the new economy, Vicki Smith

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Crossing the great divide : worker risk and opportunity in the new economy
Title
Crossing the great divide
Title remainder
worker risk and opportunity in the new economy
Statement of responsibility
Vicki Smith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1990s were years of turmoil and transformation in American work experiences and employment relationships. Trends including the growth of contingent labor, the erosion of the stable employment contract, the restructuring of jobs and companies, and the emergence to opportunity-enhancing employee participation programs reconfigured occupations, career paths, and labor market opportunities. Vicki Smith analyzes this shift, asking how workers navigated their way across the divide between bad jobs and good jobs, between bad jobs organized hierarchically and jobs requiring greater worker involvement, and between temporary and stable work." "Crossing the Great Divide uses original case study data from four diverse organizational setting around the country. Smith compares the situations of nonunionized, white-collar workers at a photocopy service firm; unionized blue-collar workers in a wood-products processing factory; temporary assemblers and clerical workers in a high-tech firm; and unemployed managers, technical workers, and professionals participating in a job search club."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Vicki
Dewey number
331.12/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5724
LC item number
.S6143 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Labor market
  • Working class
Label
Crossing the great divide : worker risk and opportunity in the new economy, Vicki Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Structural Unemployment and the Reconstruction of the Self in the Turbulent Economy
  • Ch. 6.
  • Crossing the Great Divide: Negotiating Uncertainty, Risk, and Opportunity
  • Ch. 1.
  • Work and Employment at the Turn of the Century
  • Ch. 2.
  • Reproco: Creating Flexibly Specialized Service Workers
  • Ch. 3.
  • WoodWorkers for Life? Reconstructing Endangered Workers as Involved Participants
  • Ch. 4.
  • "I'd Work Forever as a Temporary Worker at CompTech": Temporary Work, Attachment, and Aspirations
Control code
45247223
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780801437373
Lccn
00011936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Crossing the great divide : worker risk and opportunity in the new economy, Vicki Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-206) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Structural Unemployment and the Reconstruction of the Self in the Turbulent Economy
  • Ch. 6.
  • Crossing the Great Divide: Negotiating Uncertainty, Risk, and Opportunity
  • Ch. 1.
  • Work and Employment at the Turn of the Century
  • Ch. 2.
  • Reproco: Creating Flexibly Specialized Service Workers
  • Ch. 3.
  • WoodWorkers for Life? Reconstructing Endangered Workers as Involved Participants
  • Ch. 4.
  • "I'd Work Forever as a Temporary Worker at CompTech": Temporary Work, Attachment, and Aspirations
Control code
45247223
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 215 pages
Isbn
9780801437373
Lccn
00011936
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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