Sociology, Work and Industry: Fifth Edition
Routledge, Apr 30, 2008 - Business & Economics - 408 pages
This popular text effectively explains and justifies the use of the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, occupations, organizations, management and employment, and how they are changing in the twenty-first century.
With outstanding breadth of coverage, it provides an authoritative overview of both traditional and emergent themes in the sociological study of work; explains the basic logic of sociological analysis of work and work-related institutions and provides an appreciation of different theoretical traditions. It considers:
New features include an easy to read layout, key issues questions, mini case studies, chapter summaries, and a fantastic Companion Website which is packed full of useful resources (for students and teachers). All of these elements – and much more – provide the reader with a text unrivalled in the field.
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1 Studying work and society
2 The sociological analysis of work and industry
3 Work society and globalisation
4 Work organisations
5 The changing organisation and control of work
6 Occupations inequality and varieties of work
7 Work experiences identities and meanings