Suffering in public?: doing security in times of crisis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

The article looks at the nature and evolution of the work of the private security guard, as of 2011. The author discusses the results of her 2009-2010 study of managers and employees at private security companies in Germany. She says the private security industry has expanded sharply in Germany and globally, citing factors including outsourcing. She notes that while security guard has become officially recognized as a profession in Germany, most private security guards continue to face contingent working conditions, with temporary contracts and low wages typical. She analyzes their work in the context of Taylorism, or scientific human resource management, and of the general conditions of service-sector work.
LanguageEnglish
Pages128-145
Number of pages18
JournalSocial Justice
Volume38
Issue number1/2
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Fingerprint

Taylorism
security industry
general conditions
human resource management
low wage
outsourcing
tertiary sector
working conditions
profession
employee
manager
time

Keywords

  • security work
  • labour process analysis
  • security personnel
  • temporary employment
  • private police

Cite this

@article{4113a3e40d95488bba69cc9935ead3ef,
title = "Suffering in public?: doing security in times of crisis",
abstract = "The article looks at the nature and evolution of the work of the private security guard, as of 2011. The author discusses the results of her 2009-2010 study of managers and employees at private security companies in Germany. She says the private security industry has expanded sharply in Germany and globally, citing factors including outsourcing. She notes that while security guard has become officially recognized as a profession in Germany, most private security guards continue to face contingent working conditions, with temporary contracts and low wages typical. She analyzes their work in the context of Taylorism, or scientific human resource management, and of the general conditions of service-sector work.",
keywords = "security work, labour process analysis, security personnel, temporary employment, private police",
author = "Kendra Briken",
year = "2011",
language = "English",
volume = "38",
pages = "128--145",
journal = "Social Justice",
issn = "1043-1578",
number = "1/2",

}

Suffering in public? doing security in times of crisis. / Briken, Kendra.

In: Social Justice, Vol. 38, No. 1/2, 2011, p. 128-145.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Suffering in public?

T2 - Social Justice

AU - Briken, Kendra

PY - 2011

Y1 - 2011

N2 - The article looks at the nature and evolution of the work of the private security guard, as of 2011. The author discusses the results of her 2009-2010 study of managers and employees at private security companies in Germany. She says the private security industry has expanded sharply in Germany and globally, citing factors including outsourcing. She notes that while security guard has become officially recognized as a profession in Germany, most private security guards continue to face contingent working conditions, with temporary contracts and low wages typical. She analyzes their work in the context of Taylorism, or scientific human resource management, and of the general conditions of service-sector work.

AB - The article looks at the nature and evolution of the work of the private security guard, as of 2011. The author discusses the results of her 2009-2010 study of managers and employees at private security companies in Germany. She says the private security industry has expanded sharply in Germany and globally, citing factors including outsourcing. She notes that while security guard has become officially recognized as a profession in Germany, most private security guards continue to face contingent working conditions, with temporary contracts and low wages typical. She analyzes their work in the context of Taylorism, or scientific human resource management, and of the general conditions of service-sector work.

KW - security work

KW - labour process analysis

KW - security personnel

KW - temporary employment

KW - private police

UR - http://www.socialjusticejournal.org/?product=kendra-briken

M3 - Article

VL - 38

SP - 128

EP - 145

JO - Social Justice

JF - Social Justice

SN - 1043-1578

IS - 1/2

ER -