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The Disrupted Workplace: Time and the Moral Order of Flexible Capitalism

Benjamin H. Snyder

Abstract

The 21st century workplace compels Americans to be more flexible. To embrace change, work with unpredictable schedules, be available 24/7, and take charge of one’s own career. What are the wider implications of these pressures for workers’ moral lives? How do they construct conceptions of good work and a good life amid such incessant change? In The Disrupted Workplace, Benjamin Snyder examines how three groups of American workers—financial professionals, truck drivers, and unemployed job seekers—construct moral order in a capitalist system that demands flexibility. Based on 70 in-depth intervi ... More

Keywords: work, organizations, flexible capitalism, sociology of time, disruption, morality, globalization, financialization, deregulation, precarious work

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780190203498
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190203498.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benjamin H. Snyder, author
Lecturer in Sociology & Social Policy, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand