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Norbert Ebert's research is positioned in the Sociology of work and employment and sociological theory. His research is firmly based on the link between sociological ideas and empirical research. He researches questions of individualisation social differentiation and integration and applies these concepts in particular in the areas of work, the economy, culture and politics. Most recently, he is doing reserach on 'The Precarious Work Society'.


Research Interests

work and employent; sociology of work; critical social theory

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Research Outputs

Mess is more: radical democracy and self-realisation in late-modern societies

Ebert, N., 1 Apr 2019, In : Thesis Eleven. 151, 1, p. 82-95 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Private equity, social inequality: towards an untangling of financialisation and work

    Ebert, N., 2019, (Submitted) Local entanglements of global inequalities. Anthem Press

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Reflections on home and identity in late-modernity

    Ebert, N., 2017, Reimagining home in the 21st century. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 21-35 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Precarious work: Economic, sociological and political perspectives

    Wilson, S. & Ebert, N., Sep 2013, In : Economic and Labour Relations Review. 24, 3, p. 263-278 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 32 Citations (Scopus)

    Individualisation at work: The self between freedom and social pathologies

    Ebert, N., 2012, Farnham; Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing. 187 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)