Working in America: Continuity, Conflict, and Change in a New Economic Era

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The Great Recession brought rising inequality and changing family economies. New technologies continued to move jobs overseas, including those held by middle-class information workers. The first new edition to capture these historic changes, this book is the leading text in the sociology of work and related research fields. Wharton’s readings retain the classics but offer a new spectrum of articles accessible to undergraduate students that ...
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Overview

The Great Recession brought rising inequality and changing family economies. New technologies continued to move jobs overseas, including those held by middle-class information workers. The first new edition to capture these historic changes, this book is the leading text in the sociology of work and related research fields. Wharton’s readings retain the classics but offer a new spectrum of articles accessible to undergraduate students that focus on the changes that will most affect their lives.

New to the fourth edition

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612057323
  • Publisher: Paradigm Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 560,395
  • Product dimensions: 6.94 (w) x 10.05 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy S. Wharton is Professor of Sociology at Washington State University. Her research focuses on work, inequality, and work-family policies in organizations. She is the author of The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research.
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Table of Contents

*Indicates new reading

PART ONE: CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS

1 Alienated Labour, Karl Marx
2 Bureaucracy, Max Weber
3 The Principles of Scientific Management, Frederick Winslow Taylor
4 The Division of Labor, Harry Braverman
5 The Managed Heart, Arlie Hochschild
6 Over the Counter: McDonald’s, Robin Leidner

PART TWO: THE NEW WORKPLACE

*7 Neo-Taylorism at Work: Occupational Change in the Post-Fordist Era, Martha Crowley, Daniel Tope, Lindsey Joyce Chamberlin, and Randy Hodson
*8 Globalization, Flexibility, and New Workplace Culture in the United States and India, Bhavani Arabandi
*9 The Shaping of a Generation, Kathleen Gerson
*10 Emotional Life on the Market Frontier, Arlie Hochschild

PART THREE: ON THE JOB

*11 Nannies on the Market, Cameron Lynne Macdonald
*12 Making Firefighters Deployable, Matthew Desmond
*13 The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons, Miliann Kang
*14 Professionalizing Body Art: A Marginalized Occupational Group’s Use of Informal and Formal Strategies of Control, Michelle Lee Maroto
*15 Hiring as Cultural Matching: The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms, Lauren A. Rivera
*16 ‘Looking Good and Sounding Right:’ Aesthetic Labor and Social Inequality in the Retail Industry, Christine L. Williams and Catherine Connell

PART FOUR: WORK AND INEQUALITY

*17 Americans’ Beliefs about Income Inequality: What, When, Who, and Why? Leslie McCall
* 18 Are Some Emotions Marked ‘Whites Only?’ Racialized Feeling Rules in Professional Workplaces, Adia Harvey Wingfield
*19 Pride and Prejudice: Employment Discrimination Against Openly Gay Men in the United States, Andras Tilcsik
*20 Skills on the Move: Rethinking the Relationship Between Human Capital and Immigrant Economic Mobility, Jacqueline Hagan, Nichola Lowe, and Christian Quingla
*21 If You’re So Smart, Why Aren’t You the Boss? Explaining the Persistent Gender Gap in Management, Heather A. Haveman and Lauren S. Beresford

PART FIVE: WORK AND FAMILY

*22 Do Traditional Fathers Always Work More? Gender Ideology, Race, and Parenthood, Rebecca Glauber and Kristi L. Gozjolko
*23 Normative Discrimination and the Motherhood Penalty, Stephan Benard and Shelley J. Correll
*24 Time Work by Overworked Professionals: Strategies in Response to the Stress of Higher Status, Phyllis Moen, Jack Lam, Samantha Ammons, and Erin L. Kelly
*25 Stereotyping Low-Wage Mothers Who Have Work and Family Conflicts, Lisa Dodson
*26 Toward a Model of Work Redesign for Better Work and Better Life, Leslie A. Perlow and Erin L. Kelly

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