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The Sociology of Work: An Introduction / Edition 2
     

The Sociology of Work: An Introduction / Edition 2

by Keith Grint
 

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ISBN-10: 0745620566

ISBN-13: 9780745620565

Pub. Date: 10/22/1998

Publisher: Wiley

Drawing on a wide range of contemporary and historical material, THE SOCIOLOGY OF WORK examines the nature of work in its traditional role as paid employment, as well as the wider context of work as unpaid labor in the home. It focuses on the links between the social processes and institutions of employment and their domestic and social contexts and considers the

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Drawing on a wide range of contemporary and historical material, THE SOCIOLOGY OF WORK examines the nature of work in its traditional role as paid employment, as well as the wider context of work as unpaid labor in the home. It focuses on the links between the social processes and institutions of employment and their domestic and social contexts and considers the significance of gender and race as well as sectional divisions within the class structures.

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

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

Acknowledgements.

Preface.

Introduction.

Part I: What is Work?.

Introduction.

Problems of Definition.

Working Beyond the Contemporary West.

Historical Rhetorics of Work: Views from Above and Below.

Radical Approaches to Work.

Contemporary Western Orientations to Work.

Domestic Labour.

Unemployment.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Part II: Work in Historical Perspective:.

Introduction.

Pre-Industrial Work.

The Transitions from Feudalism to Proto-Industrialization.

Factories and Technological Change.

Occupational Change.

Work, the Family and Gender.

The Rise of Trade Unionism.

State Intervention and the Factory Acts.

The State and the Development of Clerical Labour.

Women, Work and War.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Part III: Classical Approaches to Work: Marx, Weber and Durkheim:.

Introduction.

Marx and Capitalism.

Durkheim and Industrial Society.

Weber.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Part IV: Contemporary Theories of Work Organization:.

Introduction.

Coercion.

Paternalism.

Lenin.

Human Relations.

Neo-Human Relations.

Organizational Cultures.

Critical Theories.

Systems Theories.

Contingency Theory.

Action Theory.

Population Ecology Theory.

Political Organizational Theories.

Foucault and Post-Modernism.

Actor Networks.

Institutional Theory.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Part V: Class, Industrial Conflict and the Labour Process:.

Introduction.

Theoretical Approaches to Class.

Class, Wealth and Income.

Class, Occupation and Inequality.

Class, Trade Unions and Revolution.

British Trade Unions and Labourism.

Class and Industrial Action.

Accounting for Industrial Action.

Marx, Taylorism and the Capitalist Labour Process.

Braverman and the Labour Process.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Part VI: Gender, Patriarchy and Trade Unions:.

Introduction.

Theoretical Perspectives on Women and Work.

Women and Paid Labour: The Contemporary Evidence.

Labour Marketing Restructuring and Professional Women.

Women and Trade Unions.

Masculinity, Domestic Labour and Violence.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Part VII: Race, Ethnicity and Labour Markets: Recruitment and the Politics of Exclusion:.

Introduction.

Race, Racism and Ethnicity.

Labour Markets and Racism.

Recruitment and Racism.

Trade Unions, Workers and Racial Discrimination.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Part VIII: Working Technology:.

Introduction.

Theoretical Approaches to Technology.

Flexible Specialization, Fordism, Neo-Fordism and Post-Fordism.

Summary.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Part IX: Globalization and Work:.

Introduction.

Globalization and Convergence. Globalization and Novelty.

Globalization and Insecurity.

The Future of Work and the History Helix.

Summary: the End of Work?.

Exam/Essay Questions.

Further Reading.

Glossary.

Bibliography.

Index.

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