This book is a sociological account of the connections between organizations and people in them, looking at the social processes of self and identity. The text offers a fresh account of organizational life in an era of contemporary capitalist societies, dealing with both modernist and postmodernist perspectives. Drawing upon the latest research and data, this book provides an informative and international discussion of the central role of organizations in our lives and considers what they have done to us, and for us.
Table of Contents
Introduction Understanding Organisations, Identities and the Self: A Conceptual Framework Globalising Economies and Organisations Organisations, Identities and Consumption Public Service Re-Organisation, Work and Consumer Citizenship Organisations and Global Divisions of Labour Occupational Restructuring, Work and Social Divisions We are the Company: Work, Control and Identity in the Organisations of Advanced Capitalism Organisations are Us: Understanding Self-Identity in Organised Societies Conclusion
JANETTE WEBB is Reader in Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and co-editor of The Changing Politics of Gender Equality. She is a Non-Executive Director of an NHS Scotland Health Board and has published articles in sociology, management studies and psychology journals.