Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 January 2009

384 Pages | 7 lines

7 1/2 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195381726

Bookseller Code (04)

The Sociology of Work

Structures and Inequalities

Steven P. Vallas, William Finlay, and Amy S. Wharton

The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities answers the need for a clear, engaging--and affordable--introduction to the basic concepts used by sociologists of work. Throughout, the text links the most up-to-date research and scholarship on work and occupations with their underlying sociological principles. Beginning with a thorough discussion of these core concepts, it goes on to show the historical developments of labor processes, thus allowing students to draw modern, real-world connections. The book also examines the contemporary work scene (both domestic and global), its concurrent occupational structures, and, all too often, its resultant inequalities.

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