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    When the working day is through: the end of work as identity?

    Doherty, Michael (2009) When the working day is through: the end of work as identity? Work, Employment and Society, 23 (1). ISSN 0950-0170

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    This article seeks to present a counter-case to the ‘end of work thesis’ advocated by writers such as Beck, Sennett and Bauman. It argues that work remains a significant locus of personal identity and that the depiction by these writers of endemic insecurity in the workplace is inaccurate and lacks empirical basis. The article draws upon case study data to illustrate how, across a range of workplaces, work remains an importance source of identity, meaning and social affiliation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: flexibility; identity; insecurity; non-standard work; labour process;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 8805
    Depositing User: Michael Doherty
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2017 13:57
    Journal or Publication Title: Work, Employment and Society
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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