Stress and Suffering at Work

The Role of Culture and Society

Editors: Loriol, Marc (Ed.)

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  • Provides a cross-disciplinary analysis of the emergence and development of work stress and mental suffering at work
    Combines  work by leading scholars coming from various countries which have been heavily influenced by work stress discourses 
    Contests the notion that  stress is an individual and a purely subjective problem

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This edited collection explores different strands of social constructionist theory and methods to provide a critique of the prevailing discourse of work stress, and introduces a radical new approach to conceptualizing suffering at work. Over the last three decades, stress and other forms of suffering at work (including burn-out, bullying, and issues relating to work-life balance) have emerged as important social and medical problems in Western countries. However, stress is a contested category, not (as many argue) a well-defined clinical, biological and psychological state that affects people in the same way in different cultures and at different times. Thus, a social constructionist perspective helps to shed light on new approaches to prevention and interventions of work stress. This book will be of great interest for students and scholars of sociology, anthropology, social history, history of science, psychology, communication and management, as well as to practitioners (doctors and psychologists), policy makers and employers.


About the authors

Marc Loriol is Researcher at the Institute of the Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l'Économie et de la Société (IDHE.S) at Panthéon-Sorbonne University, France.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: What Does the Social Construction of Stress Mean?

    Loriol, Marc

    Pages 1-19

  • “Elective Affinities” and Development of “Normal Science”: What Kind of Regulation? The Example of Hans Selye (1907–1981)

    Lecoeur, Guillaume

    Pages 21-35

  • Epidemiological Transition and the Emergence of Mental Discomfort: The Case of Work Stress

    Väänänen, Ari (et al.)

    Pages 37-57

  • How Much Do You Suffer? The Performativity of Scientific Scales of Work-Related Suffering

    Allard-Poesi, Florence (et al.)

    Pages 59-85

  • The Discourse of Stress: Individual Pathology or Communal Ritual

    McNamee, Sheila

    Pages 87-104

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05876-0
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Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05875-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stress and Suffering at Work
Book Subtitle
The Role of Culture and Society
Editors
  • Marc Loriol
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05876-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05876-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05875-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 218
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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