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Cultural Study of Work

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ISBN-10: 074251918X

ISBN-13: 9780742519183

Edition: 2003

Authors: Douglas A. Harper, Helene M. Lawson, Patricia A. Adler, Howard S. Becker, Egon Bittner

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This anthology brings together more than 50 years of scholarship of the culture & sociology of work. It shows how common sociological themes, such as socialization, social interaction, the social construction of time, & deviance, are experienced in work settings of all types.
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672

Patricia A. Adler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Peter Adler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver. They are the co-authors and co-editors of numerous books, including Peer Power, Paradise Laborers, and Constructions of Deviance . Both Adlers collaboratively received the 2010 George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

Introduction
Work as Social Interaction
Teamwork in the Operating Room
Manufacturing Motherhood: The Shadow Work of Nannies and Au Pairs
Socialization and Identity
The Fate of Idealism in Medical School
Occupational Aesthetics: How Trade School Students Learn to Cook
Incorporation and Mechanical Solidarity in an Underground Coal Mine
Dancing with Identity: Narrative Resistance Strategies of Male and Female Stripteasers
Careers
Career Concerns and Mobility Motivations of Orchestra Musicians
Experiencing Work
Work as Practical Accomplishment
The Social Construction of Truth: Editing an Encyclopedia
Baseball Magic
The Police on Skid-Row: A Study of Peace Keeping
The Social Construction of Emotions in Work
The Slanted Smile Factory: Emotion Management in Tokyo Disneyland
Learning Real Feelings: A Study of High Steel Ironworkers' Reactions to Fear and Danger
Work and Time
From Night to Day: Timing and the Management of Custodial Work
The Time Bind: When Work Becomes Home and Home Becomes Work
Work Cultures and Social Structure
Cultures of Blue-Collar Work
"Banana Time": Job Satisfaction and Informal Interaction
Hanging Tongues: A Sociological Encounter with the Assembly Line
Cultures of the Professions, Semiprofessions, and Service Occupations
Annoying Owners: Routine Interactions with Problematic Clients in a General Veterinary Practice
Occupational Claims to Professionalism: The Case of Paralegals
Working on Hair
Women, Resistance, and Care: An Ethnographic Study of Nursing Auxiliary Work
Deviance in Work
Illicit Prescription Drug Use among Pharmacists: Evidence of a Paradox of Familiarity
Wheeling and Dealing: An Ethnography of an Upper-Level Drug Dealing and Smuggling Community
Index
About the Editors