In the highly-anticipated second edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, authors Sweet and Meiskins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy. Through engaging vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspective, revealing the historical transformations of work and identifying the profound effects that these changes have had on lives, jobs, and life chances. This text brings into focus the many complexities of class, race, and gender inequalities in the modern-day workplace, as well as details the consequences of job insecurity and work schedules mismatched to family needs. Throughout, strategic recommendations are offered that could help make the new economy work for us all.
|Series:||Sociology for a New Century Series|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of Contents
The End of Mass Production?
New Cultures of Control?
The End of Organized Labor?
A New Global Economy?
Conclusion Chapter 3: How New Is the New Economy?
Are Economic Divides or Narrowing or Widening in the U.S?
Are Career Pathways Opening or Closing?
Is the Global Economy Becoming More Flat or Bumpy?
Conclusion Chapter 4: Whose Jobs Are Secure?
Risk and Work: Historical and Comparative Views How Insecure Are Workers in the New Economy?
The Costs of Job Loss and Insecurity Responding to Insecurity: Old and New Careers Conclusion Chapter 5: A Fair Day’s Work? The Intensity and Scheduling of Jobs in the New Economy Time, Intensity, and Work How Long Are We Working? Comparative Frameworks Working Long, Working Hard Why Are Americans Working So Much?
Nonstandard Schedules: Jobs in a 24/7 Economy How Americans Deal With Overwork Conclusion Chapter 6: Gender Chasms in the New Economy When did Home Work Become Nonwork?
Women’s Participation in the Paid Labor Force in America Gender Inequalities in Compensation Socialization, Career Selection, and Career Paths Interpersonal Discrimination in the Workplace Structural Dimensions of Gender Discrimination Strategies to Bridge the Care Gaps: International Comparisons Conclusion Chapter 7: Race, Ethnicity, and Work: Legacies of the Past, Problems in the Present Histories of Race, Ethnicity, and Work The Magnitude of Racial Inequality in the New Economy Intergenerational Transmission of Resources Geographic Distribution of Race and Work Opportunity Racial Prejudice and Discrimination Racialized Jobs Race, Ethnicity, and Work: Social Policy Conclusion Chapter 8: Reshaping the Contours of the New Economy Opportunity Chasms The Agents of Change Conclusion