Shifts in the Social Contract Understanding Change in American Society

ISBN-10: 0803990405

ISBN-13: 9780803990401

Edition: 1995

Authors: Beth A. Rubin
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Description: An ideal short text for social problems, social change, or a sociology of work course, this book provides a sociological understanding of the transition from industrial capitalism to post-industrial, flexible, global capitalism in American society in a way that is meaningful and insightful to undergraduates.

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Book details

List price: $77.00
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/8/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Social Change in The Twentieth Century
Society in Transition
The American Dream
Accord in the Post-World War II Era
End of a Century, End of an Era
Implications
From Industrial Economy To Flexible Economy
The Labor-Capital Accord
The Breakdown of the Accord
The Emerging Economy
Conclusions
Work in The Flexible Economy
Labor Market Segmentation
Work in the Accord Years
The Stable Workplace
Work in the Post-Accord Years
The Flexible Workplace
The Challenge to Education
Conclusions
Flexible Families
From Pre-Industrial Families to Modern Families
Accord-Era Families
Forming Flexible Families
Conclusions
The Changing Role of Government
Levels of Government Involvement
The Uninvolved State
The Involved State
The Distracted State
Conclusions
Culture in A Changing World
Culture
The Creation of Meaning
Forces of Cultural Change
Globalization and Cultural Change
Conclusions
Transition to The Future
The Decline of the Postwar Social Contract, Revisited
A New Era of Flexibility
Possible Worlds
Conclusions
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