The Sociology of Work / Edition 3

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Overview

The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. The book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment.
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Editorial Reviews

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"There is simply no better comprehensive introduction to the sociological approaches to work and contemporary trends within the workplace. Keith Grint’s text is a thoughtful and comprehensive guide for the student and a useful resource for those more familiar with the field."Richard J. Badham, Macquarie Graduate School of Management

"This third edition of The Sociology of Work will be an invaluable resource for students seeking a sociological introduction to the rapidly changing world of work and employment. The text provides some excellent and succinct definitions of key terms and good introductions to relevant theoretical approaches. Some of the highly contemporary empirical material will enable students to connect theoretical debate with the lived experience of work."

Steve Taylor, University of Teesside

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745632490
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Keith Grint, Professor of Leadership Studies and Director of the Lancaster Leadership Centre, Lancaster University
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Table of Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

Acknowledgements

Preface

Introduction

1 What is Work?

Introduction

Problems of definition

Working beyond the contemporary West

Historical rhetorics of work: views from above and below

Radical approaches to work

Contemporary Western orientations to work

Domestic labour

Unemployment

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

2 Work in Historical Perspective

Introduction

Pre-industrial work

The transition from feudalism to proto-industrialization

Factories and technological change

Occupational change

Work, the family and gender

The rise of trade unionism

State intervention and the Factory Acts

The state and the development of clerical labour

Women, work and war

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

3 Classical Approaches to Work: Marx, Weber and Durkheim

Introduction

Marx and capitalism

Durkheim and industrial society

Weber

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

4 Contemporary Theories of Work Organization

Introduction

Coercion

Paternalism

Lenin

Human relations

Neo-human relations

Organizational cultures

Critical theories

Systems theories

Contingency theory

Action theory

Population ecology theory

Political organizational theories

Foucault and post-modernism

Actor networks

Institutional theory

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

5 Class, Industrial Conflict and the Labour Process

Introduction

Theoretical approaches to class

Class, trade unions and revolution

British trade unions and labourism

Class and industrial action

Accounting for industrial action

Marx, Taylorism and the capitalist labour process

Braverman and the labour process

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

6. Gender, Patriarchy and Trade Unions

Introduction

Theoretical viewpoints on women and work

Women and paid labour: the contemporary evidence

Labour market restructuring and professional women

Women and trade unions

Masculinity, domestic labour and violence

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

7. Race, Ethnicity and Labour Markets: Recruitment and the Politics of Exclusion

Introduction

Race, racism and ethnicity

Labour markets and racism

Recruitment and racism

Trade unions, workers and racial discrimination

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

8. Working Technology

Introduction

Technological determinism

Social determinism

Flexible specialization, Fordism, neo-Fordism and post-Fordism

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

9. Present Work: The Age of Employment

Introduction

Manufacturing, McDonalization and migrants

Living to work or working to live?

Social class, wealth and health

Work, productivity and pay: a fat cat or a dog’s life?

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

10. Future Work: Globalization and the Age of Enthralment?

Introduction

Modelling the future or walking backwards into it?

The context of globalization

Global inequality

Global cultural imperialism: branding

Global exploitation: enthralment

Global exploitation: slavery

Summary

Exam/essay questions

Further reading

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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