THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, 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 are thoroughly explored in this contemporary and relevant text.
Table of Contents
Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
1. The Evolution of Work.
2. Studying the World of Work.
Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
3. Meaningful Work.
4. Class, Race, and Gender.
5. Work and Family.
6. Collective Responses to Work.
7. Technology and Organization.
8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
9. The High-Technology Revolution.
Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
11. Professions and Professionals.
13. Administrative Support and Sales.
14. Marginal Jobs.
Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
15. The World of the Large Corporation.
17. The Future of Work.