Tommy Isidorsson & Julia Kubisa (eds.): Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility. Experiences in a European Context, Routledge, 2019

Abstract

The idea behind this book is thrilling: If we presuppose that we since a couple of decades live in an era of flexibility in working life – in which way has the quality of jobs been changed? Now, since a long time, we know that the concept of ‘flexibility’ is of various meanings and often deceptive (Furåker et al. 2007; Skorstad & Ramsdal 2016). It is strongly value laden in that everything that is flexible stands out as something good and every word combined with flexibility becomes a good word – wage flexibility, organizational flexibility, time flexibility, flexible labor market, flexible working life. Who can be against flexibility? Who can call for three cheers for rigidity? (...)

Author Biography

Jan Ch Karlsson, Karlstad University

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Professor Emeritus, Working Life Science

Published
2019-09-21
How to Cite
Karlsson, J. C. (2019). Tommy Isidorsson & Julia Kubisa (eds.): Job Quality in an Era of Flexibility. Experiences in a European Context, Routledge, 2019. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 9(3). https://doi.org/10.18291/njwls.v9i3.116058
Section
Book Reviews