In the fourth edition of this successful and popular text, Tony Watson explains how the discipline of sociology contributes to our wider understanding of the variety of work practices and institutions, which exist in modern society. The new edition outlines both what has been achieved historically and what is currently being achieved by the sociological study of work, as well presenting a range of concepts, models and other theoretical ideas that students and researchers can apply to the study of work. Subjects covered include:
* how working patterns have changed, and continued to change since the industrial revolution
* work organizations
* innovations in the structuring of work activities at the enterprise level
* the occupational aspects of the organization of work in changing societies
* how people experience and cope with the pressures, insecurities and inequalities of a restructured world of work
* how challenge and resistance influence the shaping of work in an ever-changing world.
Fully updated throughout, this book includes an all-new chapter on the distinctiveness of the sociological perspective along with guidance on the research and analysis of work. It will be essential reading for anybody studying the sociology of work and organizations.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.75(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Tony Watson is Professor of Organisational Behaviour in the Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham.
Table of Contents
1. Studying Work and Society 2. The Sociological Analysis of Work and Industry 3. Work, Society and Change 4. Work Organisations 5. The Changing Organisation and Management of Work 6. Occupations and Society 7. Work Experiences, Opportunities and Meanings 8. Conflict, Challenge and Resistance in work