Worlds of Work pp 113-130 | Cite as


  • Sandra Harding
  • Richard Sappey
Part of the Plenum Studies in Work and Industry book series (SSWI)


The overwhelming feature of the literature reporting Australian perspectives on the sociology of work is that it is relatively underdeveloped. For the most part, theoretical perspectives employed to explain work in Australia derive from European, particularly U.K., and U.S. traditions. Yet the study of work, particularly work relationships, does feature strongly in the Australian literature. Such work is largely undertaken within an industrial relations framework, complementing a long, national tradition of institutionalized industrial relations in Australia.


Human Resource Management Industrial Relation Wage Inequality Zealand Journal Gender Segregation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Harding
    • 1
  • Richard Sappey
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of BusinessQueensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia
  2. 2.Griffith UniversityBrisbaneAustralia

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