The Sociology of Work: An Introduction / Edition 2

The Sociology of Work: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Keith Grint
     
 

In his textbook introducing the sociology of work, Grint (leadership studies, Lancaster U.) attempts a somewhat wider view of the topic than might be considered typical, going beyond paid labor and a concentration on male factory workers to include spheres of work such as unpaid domestic labor and connections between the domestic and employment spheres. He also seeks… See more details below

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In his textbook introducing the sociology of work, Grint (leadership studies, Lancaster U.) attempts a somewhat wider view of the topic than might be considered typical, going beyond paid labor and a concentration on male factory workers to include spheres of work such as unpaid domestic labor and connections between the domestic and employment spheres. He also seeks to include conceptions of gender and ethnicity alongside class and rejects polarization of organizational features into social and technical. His chapters cover work in historical perspective; Marxist, Weberian, and Durkheimian approaches to work; contemporary theories of work organization; class, industrial conflict and the labor process; gender, patriarchy, and trade unions; race, ethnicity, and labor market; working technology; and globalization and the future of work. Distributed in the US by Blackwell Publishers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745620565
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/22/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
8.42(w) x 8.74(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

1What is work?6
2Work in historical perspective45
3Classical approaches to work : Marx, Weber and Durkheim85
4Contemporary theories of work organization110
5Class, industrial conflict and the labour process152
6Gender, patriarchy and trade unions190
7Race, ethnicity and labour markets : recruitment and the politics of exclusion237
8Working technology282
9Present work : the age of employment313
10Future work : globalization and the age of enthralment?355

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