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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
|About the Author|
|Work before Industrialization|
|The Organization of Work in Preindustrial Times|
|Industrialization and Its Consequences|
|Technology and Work|
|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|
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