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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

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  • The Work-Life Equation: Six Key Values That Drive Happiness and Successby William Maw

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 37.00

    The Work-Life Equation: Six Key Values That Drive Happiness and Success is for the millions of people and business managers who are surrounded by bad behavior—with its attendant mediocre or unsatisfying results—at work and in their private lives, but who hope and dream for happier and more successful lives. The book begins with a frank explanation... more...

  • Modernization and the Japanese Factoryby Robert Mortimer Marsh; Hiroshi Mannari

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 66.00 US$ 60.06

    While some writers account for Japan's postwar economic "miracle" in terms of a distinctively Japanese, traditional model of social organization, the writers of this study consider Japan's technological growth to have been accompanied by convergence toward modernized social organization. The authors test both of these theoretical models. Their data... more...

  • The Undreaded Job: Learning to Thrive in a Less-than-Perfect Workplaceby Richard Brislin

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    The Undreaded Job: Learning to Thrive in a Less-than-Perfect Workplace was written to help people find satisfaction in the workplace, turning work into a major contributor to overall happiness. The book is organized around issues individuals face as they try to thrive in the face of inevitable workplace imperfections. These include imperfections... more...

  • Education, Poverty and Genderby Latika Gupta

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book investigates the nature of identity formation among economically backward adolescent Muslim girls in northern India by focusing on the interstitial spaces of the ‘home’ and ‘school’. It examines issues of religion, patriarchy and education, to interrogate the relationship between pedagogy and religion in South Asia. Using a multi-disciplinary... more...

  • Work and Leisureby John T. Haworth; Anthony J. Veal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    Globalization, economic development and changes in social environments have put the relationships between work, leisure, social structure and quality of life under the spotlight. Profound transformations in the nature and organization of work are occurring, with potentially far-reaching social and economic consequences. Increasingly, organizations... more...

  • Sociology, Work and Industryby Tony Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 53.95

    In the fourth edition of this successful and popular text, Tony Watson explains how the discipline of sociology contributes to our wider understanding of the variety of work practices and institutions, which exist in modern society. The new edition outlines both what has been achieved historically and what is currently being achieved by the sociological... more...

  • Ethnicity and Economyby Dr Steve Fenton; Harriet Bradley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 174.00

    The nature of the connection between economic action and structure and ethnic identities receives here a long overdue and incisive re-examination. The question is addressed theoretically by revisiting the 'race and class' debate and by a wide-ranging review of the contexts in which the conjuncture of ethnicity-economy is worked out. It is also addressed... more...

  • 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...