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Knowledge Workers in the Information Society (Critical Media Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

Knowledge Workers in the Information Society addresses the changing nature of work, workers, and their organizations in the media, information, and knowledge industries. These knowledge workers include journalists, broadcasters, librarians, filmmakers and animators, government workers, and employees in the telecommunications and high tech sectors. Technological change has become relentless. Corporate concentration has created new pressures to rationalize work and eliminate stages in the labor process. Globalization and advances in telecommunications have made real the prospect that knowledge work will follow manufacturing labor to parts of the world with low wages, poor working conditions, and little unionization. McKercher and Mosco bring together scholars from numerous disciplines to examine knowledge workers from a genuinely global perspective.

Book News Annotation:

Knowledge workers include the upper end, such as journalists, broadcasters, filmmakers, and the low end workers in data entry, software coding and maintenance of computer systems. This collection of 19 articles details their working conditions, from union struggles in the media to the decline of labor journalism, cyber-librarians, the sub-industry of "the Making of" movies, commodification of animation in Taiwan, Spanish TV production, British provincial newspapers, the social services, new economies with old labor, unionized high-tech workers, women and knowledge work in Asia, the struggle for worker hegemony, and the impact of neo-liberalism on conditions and wages. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Knowledge Workers in the Information Society addresses the changing nature of work, workers, and their organizations in the media, information, and knowledge industries.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780739117804
Author:
Mckercher, Catherine
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Editor:
McKercher, Catherine
Editor:
Mosco, Vincent
Author:
McKercher, Catherine
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
Management
Subject:
Intellectual capital
Subject:
Knowledge workers.
Subject:
Intellectual capital - Management
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Critical Media Studies
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
325
Dimensions:
9.05x6.61x1.30 in. 1.58 lbs.

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
Business » Writing
History and Social Science » Economics » General
History and Social Science » Geography » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Labor
History and Social Science » Sociology » General

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