The Sociology of Work and Occupations, Second Edition connects work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry: social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly but comprehensively covers the changes in the world of work, encompassing everything from gathering and hunting to working in today's Information Age. This book introduces students to a highly relevant analysis of society today. In this new and updated edition, globalization and technology are each given their own chapter and discussed in great depth.
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsIntroductionAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1 Work before Industrialization2 The Organization of Work in Preindustrial Times3 Industrialization and Its Consequences4 Bureaucratic Organization5 Technology and Work6 Globalization7 Getting a Job8 Workplace Culture and Socialization9 Professions and Professionalization10 Who Gets What?11 Work and Its Rewards12 The Perils and Pressures of Work13 Diversity in the Workplace14 Work Roles and Life Roles15 ConclusionGlossaryIndex