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The Social Organization of Work

SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK

The Social Organization of Work
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THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
  • 1. The Evolution of Work.
  • 2. Studying the World of Work.
  • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
  • 3. Meaningful Work.
  • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
  • 5. Work and Family.
  • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
  • 7. Technology and Organization.
  • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
  • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
  • 10. Services.
  • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • 11. Professions and Professionals.
  • 12. Managers.
  • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
  • 14. Marginal Jobs.
  • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
  • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
  • 16. Globalization.
  • 17. The Future of Work.
THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
  • 1. The Evolution of Work.
  • 2. Studying the World of Work.
  • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
  • 3. Meaningful Work.
  • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
  • 5. Work and Family.
  • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
  • 7. Technology and Organization.
  • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
  • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
  • 10. Services.
  • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • 11. Professions and Professionals.
  • 12. Managers.
  • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
  • 14. Marginal Jobs.
  • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
  • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
  • 16. Globalization.
  • 17. The Future of Work.
THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
  • 1. The Evolution of Work.
  • 2. Studying the World of Work.
  • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
  • 3. Meaningful Work.
  • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
  • 5. Work and Family.
  • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
  • 7. Technology and Organization.
  • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
  • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
  • 10. Services.
  • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • 11. Professions and Professionals.
  • 12. Managers.
  • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
  • 14. Marginal Jobs.
  • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
  • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
  • 16. Globalization.
  • 17. The Future of Work.
THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
  • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
  • 1. The Evolution of Work.
  • 2. Studying the World of Work.
  • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
  • 3. Meaningful Work.
  • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
  • 5. Work and Family.
  • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
  • 7. Technology and Organization.
  • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
  • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
  • 10. Services.
  • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
  • 11. Professions and Professionals.
  • 12. Managers.
  • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
  • 14. Marginal Jobs.
  • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
  • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
  • 16. Globalization.
  • 17. The Future of Work.
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  • THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
    • 1. The Evolution of Work.
    • 2. Studying the World of Work.
    • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
    • 3. Meaningful Work.
    • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
    • 5. Work and Family.
    • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
    • 7. Technology and Organization.
    • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
    • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
    • 10. Services.
    • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
    • 11. Professions and Professionals.
    • 12. Managers.
    • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
    • 14. Marginal Jobs.
    • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
    • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
    • 16. Globalization.
    • 17. The Future of Work.
  • Features
  • THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
    • 1. The Evolution of Work.
    • 2. Studying the World of Work.
    • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
    • 3. Meaningful Work.
    • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
    • 5. Work and Family.
    • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
    • 7. Technology and Organization.
    • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
    • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
    • 10. Services.
    • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
    • 11. Professions and Professionals.
    • 12. Managers.
    • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
    • 14. Marginal Jobs.
    • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
    • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
    • 16. Globalization.
    • 17. The Future of Work.
  • About the Author
  • THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
    • 1. The Evolution of Work.
    • 2. Studying the World of Work.
    • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
    • 3. Meaningful Work.
    • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
    • 5. Work and Family.
    • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
    • 7. Technology and Organization.
    • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
    • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
    • 10. Services.
    • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
    • 11. Professions and Professionals.
    • 12. Managers.
    • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
    • 14. Marginal Jobs.
    • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
    • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
    • 16. Globalization.
    • 17. The Future of Work.
  • Table of Contents
  • THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF WORK, Fifth Edition, follows a simple structure and uses clear writing to present the material you need in an easily accessible format. This text discusses the most current and hotly debated issues, from the technology revolution to women?s issues to the globalization of today?s workforce.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Inclusion of more first-hand ethnographic material in which workers speak with their own voices to tie conceptual material to “real-world” perspectives more effectively.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Increase in highlighting of the conceptual underpinnings of each section through more extensive use of paragraph-level headings.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Updates to data, concepts, and sources.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Rigorous edits to the manuscript for length and style so that each chapter can be read in one sitting.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Streamlined structure: Reorganized Table of Contents, specifically within Section II: The Personal Context of Work, helps students build their understanding of the course material more effectively than ever before.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part I provides background material for the study of work. Chapter 1 offers an overview of work in past societies and identifies key themes that will be followed throughout the book. Chapter 2 explains how we study work in contemporary society. This chapter will be of value both to those wishing to specialize in the sociology of work and to others interested in understanding research findings based on studies of individuals, groups, and organizations.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part II, made up of Chapters 3–6, deals with our work roles and how these influence our daily lives. The topics covered here include finding meaningful work, inequality and discrimination at work, integrating work and family, and participation in unions and other collective organizations at work.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part III, made up of Chapters 7–10, deals with the technology and organization of work. The chapters parallel the major economic sectors: agriculture and manufacturing, high-technology industries, and services. Changes in the technology and organization of work give rise to the transformation of occupations discussed in the next section.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part IV, composed of Chapters 11–14, deals with the occupational roles that we hold and with the unique sets of skills that are needed to perform these roles. The chapters in this section focus on professionals, managers, clerical workers, sales workers, and marginal workers.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • Part V, made up of Chapters 15–17, focuses on societal-level consequences of the changing nature of work. The topics covered in this final part include the world economy and the role of huge transnational corporations in molding the world of tomorrow.
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The social psychological aspects of work, including such concepts as role overload and role conflict have been moved forward in the book, starting in the Meaningful Work chapter (new chapter 3).
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • The text fulfills general education requirements through the overall approach, pedagogy, and features that include: “Cross-Cultural Issues” boxes with original ethnographic material.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Controversial changes brought on by the technology revolution and globalization are addressed. The authors indicate what side they are on and why.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • Issues dealing with women and minorities are integrated in every chapter.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • The text takes an analytical approach to develop students’ skills of analysis, reasoning, and argumentation.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • An easier-than-ever structure makes this edition the best study help available for class.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • Get prepared for the workforce while you are still in college: This version focuses more on how to maintain a healthy balance in your future occupation.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • See how our working environments appear from an international perspective! You will take a look at the European work-week and compare it to ours. Better, worse, or the same? You decide.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • With this edition you get all the study tools you need, from study guides for the test to advice on writing papers.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Get prepared for other classes by learning a broad range of information with this one textbook.
    • Part I: FOUNDATIONS.
    • 1. The Evolution of Work.
    • 2. Studying the World of Work.
    • Part II: THE PERSONAL CONTEXT OF WORK.
    • 3. Meaningful Work.
    • 4. Class, Race, and Gender.
    • 5. Work and Family.
    • 6. Collective Responses to Work.
    • 7. Technology and Organization.
    • 8. From Field, Mine, and Factory.
    • 9. The High-Technology Revolution.
    • 10. Services.
    • Part IV: OCCUPATIONS AND PROFESSIONS.
    • 11. Professions and Professionals.
    • 12. Managers.
    • 13. Administrative Support and Sales.
    • 14. Marginal Jobs.
    • Part V: WORK IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY.
    • 15. The World of the Large Corporation.
    • 16. Globalization.
    • 17. The Future of Work.
 
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