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Work and occupation in a tertiary society

Standing, Guy (2009) 'Work and occupation in a tertiary society.' Labour and Industry, 19 (3). pp. 49-72.

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Abstract

This article suggests that social scientists should shift from labour to broader concepts of work and, in particular, a new sense of occupation, in which people combine forms of activity that cross the boundaries set by old labour concepts. We live in a tertiary society, not an industrial society. With this perspective, it is suggested that ideas of collective bargaining should evolve to embrace collaborative bargaining between occupational groups, that labour law needs to be overhauled and that occupational regulation should be given much greater weight. The article draws on a forthcoming book, Work after Globalisation, which offers a vision of occupational citizenship, with strong work rights, in place of lingering elements of industrial citizenship.

Item Type: Articles
Keywords: work, occupation, labour, labor, globalization, globalisation, citizenship, class, labour law, labor law, occupational regulation
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Law and Social Sciences > Department of Development Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
ISSN: 10301763
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): 10.1080/10301763.2009.10669384
Depositing User: Guy Standing
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2013 15:55
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/15677

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