The Value of Work
Sunday 1st September - Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Presentations
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.
Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and contemporary management have not been realised.
1. Understanding Work
- defining work
- understanding work.
- new definitions of work shifting contexts and the spread of work
2. Inclusive Work
- work where workers meaningfully participate in management
- achieving participative management
- preventing marginalisation and discrimination
- understanding accounting for the role/influence gender has in work
3. Healthy Work
- understanding the contribution of work to health and well being
- understanding and addressing health hazards
- understanding and addressing bullying in the workplace
- understanding the role of spirituality in healthy work
- creating a psychologically healthy workplace
4. Excellence at Work
- the idea of craftsmanship
- the spirituality and excellent work
- learning challenges and opportunities for contemporary work
- excellence and meaningful work
- how to apply ethical values in challenging work environments, such as nursing, social work, psychological, psychiatric treatment, defence and police work.
5. Portrayals of Work
- representations of work in tv, film, theatre and literature
- how may portrayals of work help to emancipate workers?
6. Friendships at Work
- understanding forms of friendship at work
- fostering a friendly work environment
- personal recognition and social capital
7. Work and Leisure
- how does work and leisure impact on each other?
- how can both work and leisure complement and enhance each other?
- what is the contribution of voluntary work?
- working in retirement
The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme.
What to Send:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract, f) up to 10 key words.
E-mails should be entitled: VOW3 Abstract Submission.
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.
Rob Fisher: firstname.lastname@example.org
The conference is part of the Critical Issues programme of research projects. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting. All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may be developed for publication in a themed hard copy volume(s).
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