The Struggle Over Work
The 'End of Work' and Employment Alternatives in Post-Industrial Societies
By Shaun Wilson
Routledge – 2004 – 248 pages
The future of work in advanced industrial democracies is the subject of intense debate and public concern. Despite predictions that working hours would fall and leisure time would rise as society progressed, the opposite has in fact occurred. This new book contains a twofold investigation into 'the end of work' with theoretical and policy angles contributing to the growing research field on the boundaries of economics and sociology.
Shaun Wilson is Research Fellow in the Centre for Social Research in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University in Canberra. He is principle investigator of the Australian Survey of Social Attitudes. His areas of research include political and social attitudes, political sociology, and the sociology of work. He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of New South Wales in Sydney