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eBook Sociology of Work, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1452276188
  • ISBN-13: 9781452276182
  • DDC: 306.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1192 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014
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Overview

The simple act of going to work every day is an integral part of all societies across the globe. It is an ingrained social contract: we all work to survive. But it goes beyond physical survival. Psychologists have equated losing a job with the trauma of divorce or a family death, and enormous issues arise, from financial panic to sinking self-esteem. Through work, we build our self-identity, our lifestyle, and our aspirations. How did it come about that work dominates so many parts of our lives and our psyche? This multi-disciplinary encyclopedia covers curricular subjects that seek to address that question, ranging from business and management to anthropology, sociology, social history, psychology, politics, economics, and health.

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  • RUSA’s Outstanding Reference Sources 2012

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
List of Articles.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editor.
List of Contributors.
Introduction.
Chronology.
1: Alienation.
2: Alternative Organizations and Cooperatives.
3: Assembly.
4: At-Will Employment.
5: Authority Gap.
6: Bell, Daniel.
7: Bendix, Reinhard.
8: Benefits.
9: “Big Squeeze”.
10: Biotechnology.
11: “Blacks on the Bubble”.
12: Blue-Collar Jobs.
13: Bodies.
14: Boundaries Between Home and Market, Blurred.
15: Boundary Work.
16: Boundaryless Careers.
17: Bourdieu, Pierre.
18: Boycotts, Consumer.
19: Braverman, Harry.
20: Brazil.
21: Brown-Collar Jobs.
22: Burawoy, Michael.
23: Bureaucracy.
24: Call Centers.
25: Canada.
26: Care Work.
27: Career Ladders.
28: Career Mystique.
29: Casual Labor and Informal Economy.
30: Child Care.
31: Child Labor.
32: China.
33: Class and Families.
34: Clerical Work.
35: Cognitive Biases.
36: Collective Bargaining.
37: Command Economies.
38: Comparable Worth.
39: Computer Programmers.
40: Computer Widows and Orphans.
41: Computer-Mediated Work.
42: Consumption.
43: Contingent Work.
44: Contract, Employment (Common Law).
45: Contract Workers.
46: Contracts.
47: Control, Workplace.
48: Cool Industries.
49: Corporate Closet.
50: Craft Work.
51: Creative Class.
52: Crime as Work.
53: Cubicles.
54: Cultural Capital.
55: Culture, Employment.
56: Culture, Workplace.
57: Day Labor.
58: Dead-End Jobs.
59: Deception.
60: Deskilling and Upgrading.
61: Dignity.
62: Direct Sales Work.
63: Dirty Work.
64: Disabled Workers.
65: Disappearing Work.
66: Discouraged Workers.
67: Discrimination, Employment.
68: Discrimination: Institutional, Statistical, and Direct.
69: Displaced Workers.
70: Disposable Workers.
71: Distractions, Online.
72: Diversity Programs.
73: “Doing Gender”.
74: Domestic Work, Paid.
75: Downward Mobility.
76: Dress Codes.
77: Drug Testing.
78: Dual Labor Markets.
79: Dual-Career Couples.
80: Durkheim, Émile.
81: Education and Work.
82: Edwards, Richard.
83: Eight-Hour Day.
84: Elder Care.
85: Electronic Surveillance.
86: E-Mail.
87: Emotion.
88: Emotional Labor.
89: Employability.
90: Employee Participation.
91: Employee Stock Ownership Plans.
92: Employee Voice.
93: Employment Relationship.
94: End of Work.
95: Engineers.
96: Entrepreneurship.
97: Entry-Level Work.
98: Ethics.
99: Face Time.
100: Facebook as Labor.
101: Factory Work, Globalization of.
102: Family-Responsive Corporations.
103: Family-Supportive State and Federal Policies.
104: Fathers at Home.
105: Feeling Rules.
106: Feminist Theories of Work.
107: Feminization of Work.
108: Film Industry Workers.
109: Firms.
110: Flexible Scheduling.
111: Fordism and Post-Fordism.
112: Foucault, Michel.
113: France.
114: Franchises.
115: Free Agents.
116: Freelancing.
117: “Fun” Workplaces.
118: Game Playing.
119: Gatekeepers.
120: Gender Gap.
121: Gendered Organizations.
122: Gendered Work Identities.
123: Germany.
124: Glass Cage.
125: Glass Ceiling.
126: Glass Escalator.
127: Globalization.
128: Goffman, Erving.
129: “Good” Employment Model, Rise and Erosion of.
130: “Good” Jobs and “Bad” Jobs.
131: Gossip.
132: Government Regulation of Employment, U.S..
133: Granovetter, Mark.
134: Headhunters.
135: Health and Safety.
136: Health Care Professions.
137: High-Tech and Internet Industry, Employment in.
138: Hochschild, Arlie.
139: Home Production.
140: Home Schooling.
141: Homophily.
142: Homosocial Reproduction.
143: Households, Changing Demographic Composition Of.
144: Housework.
145: Human Capital.
146: Human Relations Theory.
147: Human Resources.
148: Human Rights Campaigns.
149: Human Trafficking.
150: Ideal Worker.
151: Identity at Work.
152: Illness.
153: Immigrant Workers.
154: Immigrants, Organizing.
155: Importing Labor.
156: Impression Management.
157: Income Inequality.
158: India.
159: Indonesia.
160: Inequality, Policies to Correct.
161: Information Technology Workers.
162: Innovation.
163: Internal Labor Markets.
164: International Division of Labor.
165: Internships.
166: Invisible Work.
167: Japan.
168: Japanese Transplants.
169: Job Creation.
170: Job Quality.
171: Job Queues Theory.
172: Job Satisfaction.
173: Job Searching and Preparation.
174: Job Security.
175: Job Sharing.
176: Job Tenure.
177: Jobs, Marginal.
178: Jobs and Careers.
179: Kanter, Rosabeth Moss.
180: Knowledge Workers.
181: Labor, Aesthetic.
182: Labor, Devaluation of.
183: Labor Force Participation.
184: Labor Force Participation Rates.
185: Labor Law.
186: Labor Market Intermediaries.
187: Labor Markets.
188: Labor Markets, External.
189: Labor Process.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
1: Male Model of Career.
2: Management, Scientific.
3: Management Information Systems.
4: Managers.
5: Manufacturing.
6: Market Fundamentalism.
7: Markets and Economies.
8: Marx, Karl.
9: “McDonaldization”.
10: Meaning.
11: Media Workers.
12: Meetings.
13: Men in Women's Jobs.
14: Mergers and Acquisitions.
15: Mexico.
16: Military.
17: Minimum-Wage and Low-Wage Jobs.
18: Mobility Mechanisms.
19: Moonlighting.
20: Moral Underground.
21: Motherhood Penalty and Daddy Bonus.
22: Mothering, Ideologies of.
23: Mothering, Transnational.
24: Motivation.
25: Multinational Corporations.
26: Neoliberalism.
27: Networked Organizations.
28: Networks.
29: “New Economy”.
30: Nonmarket Work.
31: Nonprofits.
32: Nonstandard Work.
33: Occupational Segregation by Gender and Race.
34: Occupations, Distribution of.
35: Occupations and Professions.
36: Office Artifacts.
37: Open Source Movement.
38: Opting Out.
39: “Organization Man”.
40: Organizational Structure, New Forms of.
41: Organizational Wage Inequality.
42: Organized Labor.
43: Organized Labor, Cross-National Perspective.
44: Outsourcing and Subcontracting.
45: Overqualified and Overeducated.
46: Overwork.
47: Part-Time Work.
48: Personality.
49: Personnel Professionals.
50: Pink Collar.
51: Polarized Workforce.
52: Postbureaucratic Organizations.
53: Postindustrial Society.
54: Poverty.
55: Power.
56: Precarious Labor.
57: Productivity.
58: Professional Work.
59: Professionalization.
60: Project Management.
61: “Prosumer”.
62: Protestant Ethic and Spirit of Capitalism.
63: Race and Ethnic Groups.
64: Reproductive Labor.
65: Resistance, Gendered and Racialized.
66: Restructuring, Corporate.
67: Retail Employment.
68: Retirement.
69: Revolving Door Theory.
70: Right-to-Work.
71: Risk Shift.
72: Second Shift.
73: Self-Employment.
74: Semiprofessionals.
75: Seniority.
76: Service Work.
77: Sex Typing.
78: Sex Work.
79: Sexual Harassment.
80: Sexuality.
81: Singapore.
82: Skilled Work.
83: Slavery.
84: Small Business.
85: Smith, Adam.
86: Social Capital.
87: Social Interactions at Work.
88: Social Media.
89: Social Responsibility, Corporate.
90: Social Support Programs.
91: Soft Skills.
92: South Africa.
93: South Korea.
94: Starbucks Employment Model.
95: Stay-at-Home Mothers.
96: Sticky Floor.
97: Strategies, New Organizing.
98: Stress.
99: Strikes and Protests.
100: Students against Sweatshops.
101: Subcultures.
102: Substance Abuse.
103: Supervisors.
104: Sweatshops.
105: Sweden.
106: Symbolic Analysts.
107: Systems Analysts.
108: Tacit Skills.
109: Teamwork.
110: Technology.
111: Teen Employment.
112: Telecommunications Workers.
113: Telework.
114: Temporary Placement Agencies.
115: Temporary Work.
116: Terkel, Studs.
117: Tipping.
118: Tokenism.
119: Training and Skill Acquisition.
120: Turnover.
121: 24/7 Economy.
122: Underemployed Workers.
123: Undocumented Workers.
124: Unemployment.
125: “Unfinished Revolution”.
126: Union and Community Partnerships.
127: Union Membership, Benefits of.
128: Unionism, Public Sector.
129: Unionism, Social Movement.
130: Unionized Professionals.
131: Unions.
132: Unions, Craft.
133: Unions, Gender and Race in.
134: United Students for Fair Trade.
135: Unskilled Work.
136: Values.
137: Violence, Workplace.
138: Volunteer Work.
139: Wall Street Jobs.
140: Walmart Employment Template.
141: Weber, Max.
142: Weekend.
143: Welfare-to-Work.
144: Whistleblowing.
145: White Collar.
146: White-Collar Crime.
147: White-Collar Sweatshop.
148: Women in Men's Jobs.
149: Women's and Men's Employment, Temporal Dimensions of.
150: Work, Definitional.
151: Work Ethic.
152: Work Overload.
153: Work Redesign.
154: Work Spillover.
155: Work Transfer.
156: Worker Centers.
157: Workforce Development.
158: Working Poor.
159: Work/Life Balance.
Glossary.
Resource Guide.
Appendix: Labor Statistics.
Index.
Photo Credits.