An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations by Rudi Volti

By Rudi Volti

The Sociology of labor and Occupations, moment Edition connects paintings and occupations to the most important matters of sociological inquiry: social and technological switch, race, ethnicity, gender, social classification, schooling, social networks, and modes of association. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly yet comprehensively covers the adjustments on the planet of labor, encompassing every little thing from collecting and looking to operating in trendy details Age. This e-book introduces scholars to a hugely proper research of society at the present time. during this new and up to date variation, globalization and expertise are every one given their very own bankruptcy and mentioned in nice intensity.

Show description

Read or Download An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations PDF

Best human resources books

La Grh Dans La Fonction Publique

L'épreuve de GRH (Gestion des ressources humaines) est présente dans plusieurs concours administratifs, notamment au concours externe d'accès aux IRA. Les candidats doivent posséder les connaissances de base et comprendre les grands enjeux de l. a. matière, particulièrement importants dans le cadre de l. a. modernisation de l'administration.

Racial Integration in Corporate America, 1940-1990

Within the area of approximately thirty years - from 1964 to 1994 - American agencies deserted racially exclusionary employment guidelines and embraced a few kind of affirmative motion to diversify their workforces. It was once a unprecedented transformation, which such a lot historians characteristic to civil rights activists, federal laws, and exertions unions.

Trade and Employment in Developing Countries, Volume 1: Individual Studies (National Bureau of Economic Research Monograph)

This primary ebook of a three-volume learn examines the way in which alternate rules in constructing international locations have an effect on the extent and composition of employment. there's detailed emphasis at the results of import substitution guidelines that try to make a rustic self-sufficient by means of generating neighborhood substitutes for imports, compared with regulations that additional the growth of imports.

Labor Supply (Cambridge Surveys of Economic Literature)

Exertions provide is a survey of and demanding advisor to fresh theoretical and empirical paintings on hard work provide versions, either static and dynamic. The chapters on contemporary empirical experiences and on dynamic types are of specific curiosity, simply because neither subject has up to now been mentioned in any element in common texts.

Additional resources for An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations

Sample text

Yet these advances have been accompanied by social and economic changes that have left many people no better off and, in some cases, in a considerably worse position than before. No attempt has been made to present a precise tally of winners and losers here, but the reader should always remember that work and the social arrangements that support it are in a continuous state of flux and that not everyone benefits from the changes that are occurring. Much of the material presented in this book, especially in the later chapters, centers on work and occupations in the United States.

7 Natural attrition also keeps population in check. Kung San’s territory, which might result in famines and other unfortunate consequences of overpopulation. Although gatherer-hunters seem to have been generally successful at keeping their population in balance with their natural environments, individual members of gatherer-hunter groups may occasionally be unable to support themselves due to illness, infirmity, or misfortune. With no accumulated resources to fall back on, they are dependent on other members of the group to help them in times of need.

Although this transformation has been dubbed the Agricultural Revolution, change came gradually and incrementally as people combined rudimentary farming with traditional means of obtaining food. 10 In particular, in places where people depended on hunting for a major part of their food supply, the warming of the Earth’s climate at the end of the Pleistocene era around 10,000 years ago may have affected the population size and migratory patterns of game animals, but it is possible that over-hunting by increasingly skillful humans also led to the demise of these animals.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 15 votes