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Sociology of Work An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0745620574

ISBN-13: 9780745620572

Edition: 2nd 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Keith Grint

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Now revised and updated to take into account new technology and work patterns, this bestselling textbook offers a concise introduction to the sociology of work.
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 10/22/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Tables.ist of Figures.reface.ntroduction
What is Work?
Introduction
Problems of Definition
Working Beyond the Contemporary West
Listorical 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 Transitions from Feudalism to Proto-Industrialization
Factories and Technological Change
Accupational 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
arx and Capitalism
Turkheim and Industrial Society
Teber
Summary
Exam/Essay Questions
Contemporary Theories of Work Organization:Introduction
oercion
Maternalism
Renin
Human Relations
eo-Human Relations
Organizational Cultures
Critical Theories
Systems Theories
Contingency Theory
Action Theory
Population Ecology Theory
Political Organizational Theories
Aoucault and Post-Modernism
Actor Networks
Institutional Theory
Summary
Exam/Essay Questions
Further Reading
Class, Industrial Conflict and the Labour Process:Introduction
heoretical Approaches to Class
Class, Wealth and Income
Class, Occupation and Inequality
Class, Trade Unions and Revolution
ritish Trade Unions and Labourism
Class and Industrial Action
Accounting for Industrial Action
arx, Taylorism and the Capitalist Labour Process
Traverman and the Labour Process
Summary
Exam/Essay Questions
Further Reading
Gender, Patriarchy and Trade Unions:Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives on Women and Work
Women and Paid Labour: The Contemporary Evidence
Labour Marketing Restructuring and Professional Women
Women and Trade Unions
asculinity, 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
Theoretical Approaches to Technology
Flexible Specialization, Fordism, Neo-Fordism and Post-Fordism
Summary
Exam/Essay Questions
Further Reading
Globalization and Work:Introduction
Globalization and Convergence
Globalization and Novelty
Globalization and Insecurity
The Future of Work and the History Helix
Summary: the End of Work?
Exam/Essay Questions
Further Reading
Glossary
Bibliography
Index