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Published: 02 November 2006

624 Pages | figures & tables

6-7/8 x 9-3/16 inches

ISBN: 9780195330816

Bookseller Code (04)

The Transformation of Work in the New Economy

Sociological Readings

Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci

In The Transformation of the New Economy, editors Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci critically examine existing conditions in the workplace and discuss the political and economic forces that have shaped them. The book explores established practices governing how products are produced, how work is organized, and who comprises the labor force.

Perrucci and Perrucci examine computerized production technology, global production chains, and the international division of labor as products of political struggles between corporations, workers, and the government. The outcomes of these struggles have produced our global economy, made jobs less secure, and kept wages of average Americans from growing the way they did post-World War II. These outcomes have also led to downsizing in the workplace, restructuring the social organization of work, and outsourcing jobs to other countries.

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