The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities

ISBN-13: 9780195381726
ISBN-10: 0195381726
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Amy S Wharton, Steven P. Vallas, William Finlay
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
Category: Sociology
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ISBN-13: 9780195381726
ISBN-10: 0195381726
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Amy S Wharton, Steven P. Vallas, William Finlay
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback 384 pages
Category: Sociology

Summary

Acknowledged authors Amy S Wharton , Steven P. Vallas , William Finlay wrote The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities comprising 384 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0195381726 and 9780195381726. Since then The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 15.05 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

Understanding the world of work is often difficult for students--particularly undergraduates--to grasp. The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities answers the need for a clear, engaging--and affordable--introduction to the basic concepts used by sociologists of work. Throughout, the text links the most up-to-date research and scholarship on work and occupations with their underlying sociological principles. Beginning with a thorough discussion of these core concepts, it goes on to show the historical developments of labor processes, thus allowing students to draw modern, real-world connections. The book also examines the contemporary work scene (both domestic and global), its concurrent occupational structures, and, all too often, its resultant inequalities.

While remarkably accessible, The Sociology of Work does not shy away from challenging students with weightier sociological concepts, theories, and methodological issues, as well as less commonly discussed topics like Luddism, the role of gender in the industrial revolution, and the rise and decline of the workers' movement.

Comprehensive and versatile, The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities is ideal for courses in the sociology of work and occupations, and the sociology of organizations and corporations, as well as labor studies and human resource management.

Features
* Incorporates issues of gender and race throughout
* Also includes separate and unique chapters on gender (Chapter 11), diversity (Chapter 12), immigration (Chapter 13), and globalization (Chapter 16)
* Emphasizes the continuing importance of social theory, both classical and contemporary
* Devotes an entire chapter to research methods and data sources

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