An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations / Edition 2

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Overview

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Sir Reada Lot.org
"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. "
SirReadaLot.org
"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."
Sir - ReadAlot.org
"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. "
Deborah Barnes-Drummond
“The discussion of jobs, human capital, and credentials is practical and engaging!”
Elena Gabor
“The book's strengths are the depth of historical analysis punctuated by statistics and relevant references, its nice, easy-to-read flow, and its subtle sense of humor. Volti's book covers all the important aspects of work.”
Judi Kessler
“I really appreciate the fact that Volti's text is well-written and very accessible to undergraduate students.”
Deborah Barnes-Drummond

“The discussion of jobs, human capital, and credentials is practical and engaging!”

Elena Gabor

“The book's strengths are the depth of historical analysis punctuated by statistics and relevant references, its nice, easy-to-read flow, and its subtle sense of humor. Volti's book covers all the important aspects of work.”

Judi Kessler

“I really appreciate the fact that Volti's text is well-written and very accessible to undergraduate students.”

Sir Reada Lot.org
"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."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412992855
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 938,614
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Rudi Volti is Emeritus Professor Sociology at Pitzer College, where he taught courses on the sociology of work and occupations, economic sociology, technology and society, and complex organizations. He currently serves as book review editor for Transfers: The Journal of Interdisciplinary Mobility Studies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1 Work before Industrialization
2 The Organization of Work in Preindustrial Times
3 Industrialization and Its Consequences
4 Bureaucratic Organization
5 Technology and Work
6 Globalization
7 Getting a Job
8 Workplace Culture and Socialization
9 Professions and Professionalization
10 Who Gets What?
11 Work and Its Rewards
12 The Perils and Pressures of Work
13 Diversity in the Workplace
14 Work Roles and Life Roles
15 Conclusion
Glossary
Index

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