Post-Industrial Lives: Roles and Relationships in the 21st Century / Edition 1

Post-Industrial Lives: Roles and Relationships in the 21st Century / Edition 1

by Jerald Hage, Charles Powers
     
 

The move from an industrial to a post-industrial society has been documented by many, as has the impact of this new order on the macro-level institutions of society - government, the workplace and the economy. But what does post-industrial life mean to the individual and for relationships between people? Hage and Powers examine that question, linking global changes in… See more details below

Overview

The move from an industrial to a post-industrial society has been documented by many, as has the impact of this new order on the macro-level institutions of society - government, the workplace and the economy. But what does post-industrial life mean to the individual and for relationships between people? Hage and Powers examine that question, linking global changes in the work patterns, information flow and knowledge to the practice of everyday life.

Their answer is that the complexification of society requires a different kind of person. Creativity, flexibility and emotional astuteness will become the watchwords of the future, personality traits that will enable people to successfully adapt to the ever-changing swirl of wo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803944954
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/16/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The New Society
From Rational to Complex Work
Creative Minds and Complex Selves
Emotion
Role Redefinition
The Pivotal Micro Process
Analytical Tools for Understanding Role Structure
The Metamorphosis of Roles into Interpersonal Relationships
Epilogue
Sociology for the Post-Industrial Era

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