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Modern times, ancient hours : working lives in the twenty-first century

Author: Pietro Basso; Giacomo Donis
Publisher: London : Verso, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Updated and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Pietro Basso argues that the average working time of wage labourers is more intense, fast-paced, flexible, and longer than at any period in recent history. This is true, he posits, not only in industry and agriculture, but also, and particularly, in the service industry. In this comprehensive survey of all the Western countries, not just the US, he demonstrates that extraordinary work pressure is increasing  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Basso, Pietro, 1945-
Modern times, ancient hours.
London : Verso, 2003
(OCoLC)654317059
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pietro Basso; Giacomo Donis
ISBN: 1859845657 9781859845653
OCLC Number: 51991495
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Notes: Previous ed. published as: Tempi moderni, orari antichi. Milano : FrancoAngeli, 1998.
Description: 275 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The question of working hours --
Long-term trends 1945-89 --
The confirmation of the 1990s --
A reply to some objections --
Towards the 35- or the 45-hour week? --
Modern times, ancient hours: an enigma?
Other Titles: Tempi moderni, orari antichi.
Responsibility: Pietro Basso ; edited and translated by Giacomo Donis.

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The West suffers from intense work pressure, longer and less well paid hours. This text is a sociological analysis of the relationship between overwork and unemployment. The only possible response,  Read more...

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