x

Our Privacy Policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Sociology of Work

ISBN-10: 0745632505
ISBN-13: 9780745632506
Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)
Authors: Keith Grint
List price: $62.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the  More...

what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Ethics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Law Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Management Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $62.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 6/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
Language: English

The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. In addition to being revised throughout, the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment.Chapter-by-chapter, Keith Grint examines different sociological approaches to work, emphasising the links between social processes, the institutions of employment, and their social and domestic contexts. His use of an international range of empirical evidence helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. The book has been specially designed to support students' understanding, and to develop their critical responses to the literature. Written in a lively and accessible style, it provides student-friendly chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and practice essay questions.This third edition will be essential reading for students of the sociology of work, industrial sociology, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. Students studying business and management courses with a sociological component will also find the book invaluable.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
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
Work in Historical Perspective
Introduction
Pre-industrial work
The transition 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
Classical Approaches to Work: Marx, Weber and Durkheim
Introduction
Marx and capitalism
Durkheim and industrial society
Weber
Summary
Exam/essay questions
Further reading
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
Evolutionary biology
Rational choice theory
Complexity theories
Political organizational theories
Foucault and post-modernism
Actor networks
Institutional theory
Summary
Exam/essay questions
Further reading
Class, Industrial Conflict and the Labour Process
Introduction
Theoretical approaches to class
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
Gender, Patriarchy and Trade Unions
Introduction
Theoretical viewpoints on women and work
Women and paid labour: the contemporary evidence
Labour market restructuring and professional women
Women and trade unions
Masculinity, domestic labour and violence
Summary
Exam/essay questions
Further reading
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
Working Technology
Introduction
Technological determinism
Social determinism
Flexible specialization, Fordism, neo-Fordism and post-Fordism
Summary
Exam/essay questions
Further reading
Present Work: The Age of Employment
Introduction
Manufacturing, McDonaldization and migrants
Living to work or working to live?
Social class, wealth and health
Work, productivity and pay: a fat cat or a dog's life?
Summary
Exam/essay questions
Further reading
Future Work: Globalization and the Age of Enthralment?
Introduction
Modelling the future or walking backwards into it?
The context of globalization
Global inequality
Global cultural imperialism: branding
Global exploitation: enthralment
Global exploitation: slavery
Summary
Exam/essay questions
Further reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×