Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment
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Handbook of the Politics of Labour, Work and Employment

Edited by Gregor Gall

Providing a thorough overview of the political nature and dynamics of the world of work, labour and employment, this timely Handbook draws together an interdisciplinary range of top contributors to explore the interdependent relationship between politics and labour, work and employment. The Handbook explores the purpose, roles, rights and powers of employers and management, workers and unions, states and governments in the age of globalised neo-liberalism.
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Chapter 16: Non-remunerated work

Colin C. Williams

Abstract

This chapter critically evaluates the view of non-remunerated and non-market work as a minor and disappearing sphere in contemporary societies. It first puts under the spotlight the widespread view that there is a uniform and linear development path towards remunerated and market-oriented work across the globe. Then it introduces the body of post-structuralist scholarship on labour, work and employment that deconstructs this discourse of market hegemony and articulates alternative representations of labour, work and employment in contemporary societies. To further advance this post-structuralist school of thought, the chapter introduces a ‘total social organisation of labour’ approach. Lastly, this conceptual lens is then employed to analyse labour, work and employment in the Moscow city region.

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