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2 Save up to 20% at e-elgar.com I For our electronic content, visit: elgaronline.com TEXTBOOK Advanced Introduction to the Sociology of Work Amy S. Wharton, Washington State University, US ‘The prose is pitched perfectly for advanced undergraduates and was highly engaging for me as well. It feels fresh and up to date. Data-rich sections include the precarity of work, the digital economy, gender at work in international context, and the implications of COVID-19. At the same time, the chapters are firmly rooted in the historical development of capitalism and informed by sociological theory.’ – Mary Blair-Loy, University of California San Diego, US Key Features: • Analysis of algorithms and the gig economy in the broader context of workplace change • Insight into the interconnections between gender, work, and family, as well as the sources of stability and change in these relations over time • Understanding changes in the spatial, physical, and temporal aspects of work and their impacts on workers and families • Foregrounds inequality, using the intersectional lenses of race, class, gender, and citizenship to explore this issue June 2022 192 pp Hardback 978 1 83910 160 1 £85.00 / $120.00 June 2022 Paperback 978 1 83910 162 5 £18.95 / $29.45 Elgar Advanced Introductions series Social Contracts and Informal Workers in the Global South Edited by Laura Alfers, Rhodes University, South Africa and WIEGO, UK, Marty Chen, Harvard University, US and WIEGO, UK and Sophie Plagerson, University of Johannesburg, South Africa and independent consultant, the Netherlands ‘An original and insightful contribution to rethinking the social contract. Instead of prescribing from above, the authors redirect attention to the perspective of informal workers, to their needs, demands and agency, and to the new realities of informality exposed by COVID-19, digital employment, and new forms of collective action.’ – Kate Meagher, London School of Economics, UK June 2022 c 256 pp Hardback 978 1 83910 805 1 £95.00 / $140.00 Digital Learning in Higher Education COVID-19 and Beyond Edited by Matt Smith, University of Wolverhampton and John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, UK and a UNESCO Chair ‘Digital Learning in Higher Education is a timely and stimulating view of the great education disruption wrought by COVID. Its well-told stories make sense of how technology and management are struggling to adjust to new lived experiences. It also offers illuminating ideas and pedagogies for a world beyond the pandemic.’ – Mike Sharples, The Open University, UK, author of Practical Pedagogy: 40 New Ways to Teach and Learn June 2022 c 176 pp Hardback 978 1 80037 939 8 £80.00 / $115.00 Handbook of Sociological Science Contributions to Rigorous Sociology Edited by Klarita Gërxhani, European University Institute (EUI), Italy, Nan Dirk de Graaf, University of Oxford, UK and Werner Raub, Utrecht University, the Netherlands ‘This is an ambitious, comprehensive, and much-needed Handbook that aims to bring back rigor to the current practice of sociology. The emphasis is on rigor, not old battles of theory versus empiricism or quantitative versus qualitative research. I recommend it to anyone who wishes to conduct or understand sociological research.’ – Yu Xie, Bert G. Kerstetter ‘66 University Professor of Sociology, Princeton University and Visiting Chair Professor of Center for Social Research, Peking University June 2022 552 pp Hardback 978 1 78990 942 5 £220.00 / $315.00 Research Handbooks in Sociology series 22 chapters will be Open Access on publication SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL POLICY NEW TITLES, APRIL – JUNE 2022