Whatever else the 1980s may have done, they have set a new agenda for sociologists of work and labour markets. The essays in this book indicate the key tasks that must be addressed in tackling that agenda. First, to generate an accurate picture of what has actually occurred, far too little is known about what the implications of the changes have been. Second, in elucidating these changes, there is an obvious need to develop a greater interdisciplinarity; research on the geography of production is one example, but there are many others. Finally, there is a need to return to the sociological well to rethink the nature of structured social inequality.