Work in the Contemporary World: Contours of Work from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Work in the Contemporary World: Contours of Work from Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Edited by Sigal Nagar-Ron

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This volume brings together inter-disciplinary perspectives seeking new understanding of the concept of work, the nature of work and its impact in present times.

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Work has a pervasive influence on human life. There have been tremendous changes and transformations in work experience, employment relationships and our perception of work in the last decades. Even so, the opportunities we have throughout our lives and a sense of self worth are strongly shaped by the work we do: Where we live, how we live, how we see the world, how we value our self – are constructed by our work. Work in the Contemporary World brings together inter-disciplinary perspectives seeking a new understanding of the concept of work, the nature of work and its impacts in today’s world. In this volume, young researches from Sociology, Behavioral Science, Philosophy, Culture Studies, Islamic Studies, Politics Studies and Law, offer original ways and employ multiple perspectives regarding work and work experience in different cultures and societies.

Introduction
Sigal Nagar-Ron

Part I Contemporary Discourses about Work

Non-Jobs, Bullshit Jobs and the Idea of ‘Real’ Work
Tom Barker

‘I’ll get a job when I hear the true call’: Perspectives on and Revaluations of the Work Ethic in American Slacker Films of the 1990s
Katarzyna Małecka

Part II Society, Culture and Work

The Debate about Work in the Muslim Culture and the Birth of the Literary Genre of ‘Kasb’
Mouez Khalfaoui

Career Concept Construction in Socialism and Capitalism: The Case of Lithuania
Vikinta Rosinaite

Towards a Systematic Articulation of the Concept of Work as the Creation of Value
Barış Parkan

Part III Work and Well-Being

Legal Ways of Combating Harassment at Work Based on Non-Discriminatory Reasons
Elena Sychenko

Patterns of Work-to-Family Conflict and Enrichment: A Replication Study
Vânia Sofia Carvalho and Maria José Chambel

Sigal Nagar-Ron is sociology, head of inter-disciplinary studies at Sapir College, Israel.