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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

  • Flee 9-5by Ben Angel

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95

    How to quit the rat race, do what you love, and make money doing it Ben Angel, also known as the "Agent of Influence," is Australia's top personal branding and influence specialist. Entrepreneurs, companies, speakers, and famous authors look to him when they want to learn how to engage their target audiences and the media or build a highly influential... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • 9 to 5by Edward Balkovich; Tora K. Bikson; Gordon Bitko

    RAND Corporation 2005; US$ 9.95

    Describes a case study of six enterprises that use Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to control access in the workplace to understand their policies about personally identifiable records obtained by sensing RFID-based access cards. These policies have a number of common features, but the policies are neither documented nor shared with employees. more...

  • Economic Sociology of Workby Nina Bandelj

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2009; US$ 144.95

    The objective of this volume is to apply the economic sociology perspective to issues of work broadly defined. Economic sociology is a vibrant area of research investigating how social structures, power allocations and cultural understandings shape the production, consumption, distribution and exchange of goods and services.The volume consists of three... more...

  • Job Quality and Employer Behaviourby Professor Stephen Bazen; Professor Claudio Lucifora; Dr Wiemer Salverda

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 144.00

    This book takes a fresh look at the issue of job quality, analyzing employer behaviour and discussing the agenda for policy intervention. Between 1997 and 2002, more than twelve million new jobs were created in the European Union and labour market participation increased by more than eight million. Whilst a good deal of these new jobs have been created... more...

  • Ivy, Homeless in San Franciscoby Brian Bowes; Summer Brenner

    PM Press 2011; US$ 12.00

    In this empathetic tale of hope, understanding, and the importance of family, children face the difficult issue of poverty and the many hardships of being homeless through an inspiring young heroine named Ivy. Ivy is a young girl who finds herself homeless on the streets of San Francisco when she and her father, Poppy, are evicted from his artist... more...

  • Identities at Workby Alan Brown; Simone Kirpal; Felix Rauner

    Springer 2007; US$ 269.00

    This book examines continuity and change of identity formation processes at work under conditions of modern working processes and labor market flexibility. By bringing together perspectives from sociology, psychology, organizational management, and vocational education and training, it connects the debates of skills formation, human resources development,... more...

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

  • Gesundheit und Arbeitsweltby Jana Bäuerlen

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 23.01

    Allen Vorspiegelungen zum Trotz: Unsere moderne Arbeitswelt ist so schön nicht. Immer mehr Arbeit und prekäre Arbeitsverhältnisse steigern die Belastung für viele Menschen erheblich. Beruflich bedingte Stress- und Überlastungserscheinungen nehmen zu und stellen eine ernstzunehmende Gefahr für die Gesundheit dar, was sowohl die Beschäftigten als auch... more...

  • People at Workby Marjorie L. DeVault

    NYU Press 2008; US$ 89.00

    People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVault’s groundbreaking collection of original essays on the complexities of the modern-day workplace. By focusing on the lived experiences of the worker, not as an automaton on an assembly line, but as an embodied human of flesh and bone, these essays offer important insight on the realities of... more...