Book News: May 13th, 2004

By David Wainwright and Michael CalnanThe book examines the evidence relating to work stress and gives an account of the social, historical and cultural changes that produced this phenomenon. The analysis is grounded in workers’ accounts of their experiences of work stress, derived from the authors’ qualitative research. It explores the relationship between work and ill health. The book concludes with an exploration of the consequences of adopting the passive identity of ‘work stress victim ‘ and the extent to which individuals resist help in resolving the problem.

Published by the Open University Press. ISBN 0 335 20707 3. 20.00 pounds.