Changing Contours of Work (3rd ed.)

Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy

by Stephen A. Sweet,

Series: Sociology for a New Century Series

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  • 9781483358253
  • 9781483358246
  • 9781483358260
In the Third Edition of Changing Contours of Work: Jobs and Opportunities in the New Economy, Stephen Sweet and Peter Meiksins once again provide a rich analysis of the American workplace in the larger context of an integrated global economy. Through engaging vignettes and rich data, this text frames the development of jobs and employment opportunities in an international comparative perspective, revealing the historical transformations of work (the “old economy” and the “new economy”) and identifying the profound effects that these changes have had on lives, jobs, and life chances. The text examines the many complexities of race, class, and gender inequalities in the modern-day workplace, and details the consequences of job insecurity and work schedules mismatched to family needs. Throughout the text, strategic recommendations are offered to improve the new economy.
  • SAGE Publications; December 2015
  • ISBN: 9781483358246
  • Edition: 3
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  • Title: Changing Contours of Work
  • Series: Sociology for a New Century Series
  • Author: Stephen A. Sweet; Peter F. Meiksins
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications, Inc
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483358253
  • 9781483358246
  • 9781483358260

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Changing Contours of Work is an engaging text that is of significant value in courses on the sociology of work.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781483358253
  • 9781483358246
  • 9781483358260