Social Organization of Work

ISBN-10: 0534552781

ISBN-13: 9780534552787

Edition: 3rd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Randy Hodson, Teresa A. Sullivan

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The authors combine their key areas of interest, industrial sociology, occupations, and professions, to present a unified view of the sociology of work. The text's analytical approach to the study of work not only identifies and discusses substantive issues, but also allows students the opportunity to better develop analysis, reasoning, and argumentative skills. Chapter topics are discussed within the framework of the text's key five themes: technology; global perspectives; class relations; gender; and race. The world of work, how it is changing, and the implications of these changes for individuals and families is thoroughly explored in this contemporary and student relevant text.
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List price: $117.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Teresa A. Sullivan is Vice President and Graduate Dean and professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.

History and Methods
The Evolution of Work
Changes in the World of Work
The Social Organization of Work
Consequences of Work for Individuals
Consequences of Work for Society
Social Stratification
A History of Work
Hunting and Gathering Societies
Early Agricultural Societies
Imperial Societies
Feudal Society
Merchant Capitalism
The Industrial Revolution
The Factory System
Mass Production under Monopoly Capitalism
Postindustrial Society
Studying the World of Work
Techniques of Analysis
Case Studies
Sample Surveys
Units of Analysis
The Worker and the Labor Force
Other Units of Analysis
Problems in Studying Work
Lack of Information
Hard-to-Measure Characteristics
The Personal Context of Work
Work and Family
The Life-Cycle Perspective
Individual Life Cycle
The Career
The Family Life Cycle
Socialization and Work
Informal Socialization
Formal Socialization
Socialization in the Workplace
The Working Years
Entering the Labor Force
Occupational Mobility
Alternative Cycles
Integrating Work and Family Life
Role Conflict and Role Overload
Work Arrangements among Couples
The Arrival of Children
Homemakers and Home Production as a Career
The Income Squeeze
The Impact of the Family on Work
The "Empty Nest"
Proposals for Combining Family and Work
Repackaging Jobs
Family-Related Fringe Benefits
Meaningful Work
What Is Job Satisfaction?
Theories of Alienation
Theories of Self-Actualization
What Determines Job Satisfaction?
Organizational Structure and Policies
Individual Differences in the Experience of Work
Great Expectations
Responses to Work
Attitudes toward Work
Behavioral Responses to Work
The Future of Job Satisfaction
Barriers and Disruptions at Work
Discrimination in Hiring
Equal Rights Legislation
Continuing Forms of Hiring Discrimination
Discrimination in Pay and Promotions
Racial Discrimination
Gender Discrimination
The Debate over Comparable Worth
Sexual Harassment
Managing the Diverse Workforce of the 2000s
Coping with Unemployment
Hazardous Work and Disability
Industrial Accidents
Occupational Diseases
Regulating Workplace Safety and Health
Stressful Jobs
Environmental Degradation
Living with Disability
Safety and Health in the Workplace of the Future
Collective Responses to Work
Why Do People Need Labor Organizations?
Union Membership
An Outline of North American Labor History
Local Craft Unions
Workers' Political Parties
Early National Unions
General Unions: The Knights and the Wobblies
The AFL and Craft Unionism
The CIO and Industrial Unionism
The Postwar Retrenchment
Facing New Challenges
Lessons from Labor's History
Labor Unions at the Beginning of the Twenty-First Century
Current Union Roles
Growing and Declining Unions
Innovative Union Programs for the 2000s
Industries and Technologies
Technology and Organization
Defining Technology
Operations Technology
Defining Organization
How Does Technology Influence Work?
Changing Technologies
What Is Skill?
Acquiring New Skills
How Do Organizations Influence Work?
The Division of Labor and Changing Organizational Structures
Organizational Structure as Labor Control
Rediscovering the Worker
The Growth of Bureaucracy
Defining Bureaucracy
Bureaucratic Control
Customizing Bureaucracies
Informal Work Cultures
Limitations of Bureaucracy
Top-Heavy Management
The Centralization of Control in the Economy
Reduced Creativity
Corporate Accountability
Direct Worker Participation
Technological and Organizational Determinism
From Field, Mine, and Factory
Postindustrial Society?
Occupations and Industries
Raw Materials: Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishing
Craft Workers
Machine Operators and Assemblers
Unskilled Labor
Working-Class Culture
Three Key Manufacturing Industries
Global Competition and the New World Order
The Wrong Policies at the Wrong Time
Unexplored Alternatives
The High-Technology Workplace
Competing Views of High Technology
Microprocessor Technologies and Skill Requirements
The Skill-Upgrading Thesis
The Deskilling Thesis
The Mixed-Effects Position
Training for Changing Skill Requirements
Changing Job Content
Assembly Jobs
Machine Work
Skilled Maintenance Work
Clerical Work
Middle Management
Technical Workers
Job Displacement and Job Creation
Job Displacement
Job Creation
Increasing Segmentation?
Public Policy and Employment
Working with High Technology
Computer Technology and the Meaning of Work
Computer Technology and Organizational Dynamics
Union Responses
What Are Services?
Characteristics of Services
Sources of the Demand for Services
The Rise of the Service Society
Sectoral Transformation
Types of Service Industries
Professional Services
Business Services
Producer Services
Distributive Services
Social Services
Personal Services
Compensation in Services
Service Interaction
The Role of Employers
The Worker's Perspective
The Future of Service Work
Occupations and Professions
Professions and Professionals
How Sociologists Recognize Professions
Abstract, Specialized Knowledge
Evaluating the Four Hallmarks
How Powerful Are the Professions?
Monopolizing Knowledge
Power within the Professions
Changes in the Professions
Are the Professions Meritocracies?
Changing Degrees of Professionalization
The Semiprofessions and the Paraprofessions
The Semiprofessions
The Paraprofessions
The Future of the Professions
Executives, Managers, and Administrators
Types of Management Roles
Staff and Line Managers
Executives, Managers, and Administrators at Work
Demand for Managers
The Self-Employed Worker
Supply of Managers
The Managerial Career
Continuities and Discontinuities in Management Roles
Changes in Scale
Changes in Environment
Changes in Specialization
Changes in Technology
Tracking Management Performance
The Behavioral Approach
The Organizational Culture Approach
The Future of Executives, Managers, and Administrators
Clerical and Sales Workers
History of Clerical Work
Demand for Clerical Workers
Supply of Clerical Workers
Transforming the Clerical Occupations
Office Technology
Work Reorganization
The Future of Clerical Workers
History of Sales Work
Demand for Sales Workers
Product Marketing
Type of Firm
Knowledge Base
Supply of Sales Workers
The Future of Sales Workers
Marginal Jobs
What Is a Marginal Job?
Illegal or Morally Suspect Occupations
Unregulated Work
Contingent Work
How Do Jobs Become Marginal?
Marginal Occupational Groups
Employers Who Marginalize Jobs
By Industry
By Firm
By Employment Contract
Why Are Some Workers Considered Marginal?
Geographic Isolation
Educational Level
Disabling Conditions
Job Displacement
Race and Ethnicity
Interacting Characteristics
Marginal Workers and Social Class
The Future of Marginal Jobs
Dual Labor Markets
Internal Labor Markets
Work in the Twenty-First Century
The World of the Large Corporation
The Power of the Large Corporation
Public Concerns about Corporate Power
Types of Corporate Market Power
The Legal Status of Corporations
Merger Mania
The First Five Merger Waves
The Current Megamerger Frenzy
Increased Diversification
The Effects of Increasing Size and Concentration
A Slowdown of Mergers?
Intercorporate Linkages
Interlocking Directorates
The Role of Banks
The Small-Firm Sector
Satellites, Loyal Opposition, and Free Agents
The Birth of New Jobs
Economic Revitalization
Work in a Global Economy
How Has the Global Economy Developed?
Theories of Industrial Development
Emergence of the Contemporary World Economy
The World Economy Today
The Role of Multinational Corporations
Slowed Growth in the Industrialized Nations
The End of U.S. Economic Dominance
Protectionism, Free Trade, and Fair Trade
Trading Blocks: Regional Solutions to Lagging Growth
Combined and Uneven Development in Less Developed Nations
How Do Work Practices Differ around the Globe?
Least Developed Nations
Developing Nations
State-Regulated Capitalism
German Codetermination
Scandinavian Autonomous Work Groups
Macroplanning in Japan
The Four Tigers
Eastern Europe and Russia
Competing Organizational Forms
International Labor Solidarity
The Future of Work
Pivotal Work Trends
Computer Technology
An Integrated World Economy
Female and Minority Workers
The Face of Work in the Twenty-First Century
The Innovative Sector
The Marginal Sector
Achieving a Brighter Future
Increasing Innovation
Reducing Marginal Employment
Expanding Leisure
Expanding Public Goods
Employed Civilians by Detailed Occupation, Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2000
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