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Organizing Age

Stephen Fineman

Abstract

Age is the silent shaper of work organisations and their human resource practices. It has become a potent feature of how society is structured and how it views itself. Age assumptions mould the behaviours of young and old alike, and are used as political tools by policy makers and managers. This book asks the perennial question — can age ever not matter? Drawing on a range of social scientific and popular writings, it casts a critical eye over the social construction and politicisation of age in and beyond organisations. Amongst other topics, it discusses: the historical roots of age in societ ... More

Keywords: age, human resource practices, society, politicisation of age, age groups, generations, ageism, age-cluster

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199578047
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199578047.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Fineman, author
Professor Emeritus in Organizational Behaviour, School of Management, University of Bath