9781412992855

An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations

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    9781412992855

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    1412992850

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/11/2011
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
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Summary

The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Second Edition connects work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry: social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age. This book introduces students to a highly relevant analysis of society today. In this new and updated edition, globalization and technology are each given their own chapter and discussed in great depth.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Work before Industrialization
The Organization of Work in Preindustrial Times
Industrialization and Its Consequences
Bureaucratic Organization
Technology and Work
Globalization
Getting a Job
Workplace Culture and Socialization
Professions and Professionalization
Who Gets What?
Work and Its Rewards
The Perils and Pressures of Work
Diversity in the Workplace
Work Roles and Life Roles
Conclusion
Glossary
Index
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