The Social Organization of Work, 4th Edition
THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK takes an analytical approach to the study of work that not only identifies and discusses substantive issues, but also allows students the opportunity to better develop their analysis, reasoning, and argumentative skills. The authors achieve this by combining their key areas of expertise: industrial sociology, occupations, and professions, to present a unified view of the sociology of work. Chapter topics are organized around the framework of five key themes: technology, global perspectives, class relations, gender, and race. The world of work, how it is changing, and the implications of these changes for individuals and families, is thoroughly explored in this contemporary and relevant text.
PART I: HISTORY AND METHODS FOUNDATIONS.
Chapter 1: The Evolution of Work.
Chapter 2: Studying the World of Work.
PART II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
Chapter 3: Meaningful Work.
Chapter 4: Barriers to Work Race, Gender and Class.
Chapter 5: Work and Family.
Chapter 6: Collective Responses to Work.
Chapter 7: Technology and Organization.
Chapter 8: From Field, Mine, and Factory The Manufacturing Core.
Chapter 9: The High-Technology Workplace The High-Technology Revolution.
Chapter 10: Services.
PART IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
Chapter 11: Professions and Professionals.
Chapter 12: Executives, Managers, and Administrators Management.
Chapter 13: Clerical and Sales Administrative Support.
Chapter 14: Marginal Jobs.
PART V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
Chapter 15: The World of the Large Corporation.
Chapter 16: Work in a Global Economy The Global Economy.
Chapter 17: The Future of Work.