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Time Pioneers: Flexible Working Time and New Lifestyles

Time Pioneers: Flexible Working Time and New Lifestyles

Karl H. Hörning, Anette Gerhardt, Matthias Michailow

ISBN: 978-0-745-69499-3

Oct 2015, Polity

208 pages

$55.99

Description

In this book the authors examine the relations between work and time and explore the possibilities of developing new and more flexible working patterns.
Introduction.

1. Lifestyles and time relations in flux.

2. Flexible working time - new perspectives and traditional forms of opposition.

3. The revision of interpretative schemata - commitment and dissociation.

4. The changed relationship between money and time.

5. The time structures of the new lifestyle.

6. The dynamic of the new lifestyle.

7. Future prospects.

Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

"A most stimulating book ... important reading for anyone trying to understand contemporary social life." British Journal of Sociology

"A welcome and novel contribution to the literature on the relationship between time, money, work and lifestyle. It raises questions about the way we live our lives." Time and Society

"This excellent, thought-provoking sociological study should be widely read." Dr Barbara Adam, University of Wales

* A pathbreaking book - it explores the possibilities of developing new and more flexible patterns of work in everyday life.
* Based on original research, drawing on interviews with employees in different sectors.