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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

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  • Creating Sustainable Work Systemsby Jan Forslin; Peter Docherty; A.B. (Rami) Shani

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 74.95

    Current trends reveal that increasing intensity at work has major consequences at individual, organizational and societal levels. New organizational approaches to work are needed so the balance between intensive and sustainable work can be achieved, yet there are no guiding models, theories or examples on how this can be done.   In exploring the... more...

  • The Sociology of Industryby Richard Brown; John Child; Dr S R Parker

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 65.95

    This book provides an excellent introduction to the sociology of industry. It comprises of three sections, which in turn address: the relation between industry and other sub-systems or institutions in society; the internal structure of industry and the roles people play within that structure; the social actions of individuals and groups within an... more...

  • Changing Corporate America from Inside Outby Nicole C. Raeburn

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 72.00

    A long-overdue study, Nicole Raeburn?s analysis focuses on the mobilization of lesbian, gay, and bisexual employee networks over the past fifteen years to win domestic partner benefits in Fortune 1000 companies.Raeburn reveals the impact of the larger social and political environment on corporations? openness to gay-inclusive policies, and what strategies... more...

  • Guanxi And Businessby Yadong L

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 77.00 US$ 70.07

    Guanxi or interpersonal relationships is one of the major dynamics of Chinese society. A pervasive part of the Chinese business world for the last few centuries, it binds literally millions of Chinese firms into a social and business web. Any business in this society, including local firms and foreign investors and marketers, inevitably faces guanxi... more...

  • Sociology, Work and Industryby Tony Watson; Marek Korczynski; Tony J. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 61.95

    This popular text effectively explains and justifies the use of the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, occupations, organizations, management and employment, and how they are changing in the twenty-first century. With outstanding breadth of coverage, it provides an authoritative overview of both traditional... more...

  • Work and Societyby Tim Strangleman; Tracey Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 57.95

    Work and Society is an important new text about the sociology of work and employment. It provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students of sociology, business and politics, with a firm and enjoyable foundation to this fascinating area of sociology, giving comprehensive coverage of traditional areas of the sub-discipline as well as new trends... more...

  • Bodies at Workby Carol Wolkowitz

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 55.00

    'After reading this book it will be more difficult to "do" the sociology of work and the sociology of the body in the absence of the other. In some quite exquisite ways it throws down a challenge which practitioners in both fields will find difficult to ignore' - Paul Stewart, former editor of Work, Employment and Society, University of the West... more...

  • The Meaning of Work in the New Economyby Chris Baldry; Peter Bain; Philip Taylor; Jeff Hyman; Dora Scholarios; Abigail Marks; Aileen Watson; Kay Gilbert; Gregor Gall; Dirk Bunzel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 135.00

    This book analyzes the multiple levels of meaning which people attach to work today, and the role of work in people's lives. By looking at call centres and software development, the book evaluates some of the claims made for the knowledge economy and argues that defining the work-life boundary is a constant problem for many workers more...

  • Creating Sustainable Work Systemsby Peter Docherty; Mari Kira; A.B. (Rami) Shani

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 58.95

    Since the first edition of this book was published, the subject of sustainability has risen to the forefront of thinking in almost every subject within business and management. Tackling the latest developments and integrating practical perspectives with rigorous research, this new edition sheds light on a vital aspect of working life.   Current... more...

  • The Sense of Dissonanceby David Stark

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    What counts? In work, as in other areas of life, it is not always clear what standards we are being judged by or how our worth is being determined. This can be disorienting and disconcerting. Because of this, many organizations devote considerable resources to limiting and clarifying the logics used for evaluating worth. But as David Stark argues,... more...