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The Cultural Study of Work / Edition 1
     

The Cultural Study of Work / Edition 1

by Douglas Harper, Helene M. Lawson, Patricia A. Adler, Howard S. Becker, Egon Bittner
 

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ISBN-10: 074251918X

ISBN-13: 9780742519183

Pub. Date: 11/28/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

A reader for a sociology course, reprinting 23 articles from professional journals. They cover work as social interaction, socialization and identity, experiencing work, work cultures and social structure, and deviance at work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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A reader for a sociology course, reprinting 23 articles from professional journals. They cover work as social interaction, socialization and identity, experiencing work, work cultures and social structure, and deviance at work. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742519183
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
504
Sales rank:
648,710
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.92(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxi
Part I.Work as Social Interaction1
1.Teamwork in the Operating Room7
2.Manufacturing Motherhood: The Shadow Work of Nannies and Au Pairs21
Part II.Socialization and Identity51
3.The Fate of Idealism in Medical School65
4.Occupational Aesthetics: How Trade School Students Learn to Cook75
5.Incorporation and Mechanical Solidarity in an Underground Coal Mine96
6.Dancing with Identity: Narrative Resistance Strategies of Male and Female Stripteasers116
7.Careers130
8.Career Concerns and Mobility Motivations of Orchestra Musicians139
Part III.Experiencing Work159
A.Work as Practical Accomplishment
9.The Social Construction of Truth: Editing an Encyclopedia168
10.Baseball Magic181
11.The Police on Skid-Row: A Study of Peace Keeping192
B.The Social Construction of Emotions in Work
12.The Slanted Smile Factory: Emotion Management in Tokyo Disneyland210
13.Learning Real Feelings: A Study of High Steel Ironworkers' Reactions to Fear and Danger228
C.Work and Time
14.From Night to Day: Timing and the Management of Custodial Work246
15.The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work261
Part IV.Work Cultures and Social Structure273
A.Cultures of Blue-Collar Work
16."Banana Time": Job Satisfaction and Informal Interaction289
17.Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line313
B.Cultures of the Professions, Semiprofessions, and Service Occupations
18.Annoying Owners: Routine Interactions with Problematic Clients in a General Veterinary Practice335
19.Occupational Claims to Professionalism: The Case of Paralegals347
20.Working on Hair370
21.Women, Resistance, and Care: An Ethnographic Study of Nursing Auxiliary Work397
Part V.Deviance in Work415
22.Illicit Prescription Drug Use among Pharmacists: Evidence of a Paradox of Familiarity422
23.Wheeling and Dealing: An Ethnography of an Upper-Level Drug Dealing and Smuggling Community452
Index463
About the Editors481

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