The Sociology of Work

The Sociology of Work

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The third edition of this best-selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up-to-date, indispensable introduction to the sociology of work. It not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence, but also covers the most cutting-edge research, data, and debates. In addition to being revised throughout, the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation, including global branding and slave labour, and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern employment. Chapter-by-chapter, Keith Grint examines different sociological approaches to work, emphasising the links between social processes, the institutions of employment, and their social and domestic contexts. His use of an international range of empirical evidence helps to make his account especially accessible to undergraduate readers. The book has been specially designed to support students' understanding, and to develop their critical responses to the literature. Written in a lively and accessible style, it provides student-friendly chapter summaries, suggestions for further reading, a glossary and practice essay questions. This third edition will be essential reading for students of the sociology of work, industrial sociology, organisational behaviour and industrial relations. Students studying business and management courses with a sociological component will also find the book invaluable.... of the means of production; possession of educational or technical qualifications; and the possession of manual labour. ... very close to those in operation within some areas of contemporary European or North American societies, yet the patterns of ... for many years have begun to recognize them: for example, Boots, American Airlines and Kwik-Fit in 2003 (Pandya, 2003: 20). ... Yet trade unions still manage to make their mark: in 2001 two strikes in Los Angeles resulted in success.

Title:The Sociology of Work
Author:Keith Grint
Publisher:Polity - 2005-06-10


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