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Sociology of Work

In 'Sociology, Work and Industry,' Tony Watson argues that sociology came about in the first place to make sense of the massive upheavals caused by the industrialization of societies, and believes that its potential is no less in the face of contemporary upheavals. Sociology of Work and Industry includes a wide range of work areas. Sociology of Work and Industry provides perspectives on the dynamics of the workplace and international approaches to work-related issues. Analysis of all forms of work and critical examination of the changing nature of work, their relation to wider social processes and structures, and to the quality of life.

Sociology of Work Journals

Work, Employment & Society: Published in Association with BSA
Editor: Paul Stewart University of The West of England, UK
Description: Analyses all forms of work and their relation to wider social processes and structures, and to quality of life. It embraces the study of the labour process; industrial relations; changes in labour markets; and the gender and domestic divisions of labour.

Industrial Relations, the Institute's academic journal, is in its thirty-fourth year of publication. With four issues a year, Industrial Relations offers a valuable international perspective on current topics in industrial relations. Each issue includes research articles, notes, and symposia on all aspects of employment relations and the labor market.

Japan Institute of Labour - Publisher of the monthly journal Japan Labour Bulletin. All the articles are full-text and organized in special topics: labour law and social policy; labour market and employment; working conditions / HRM; industrial relations; women workers; aged workers; disabled workers; foreign workers; contingent workers; HRM; social security; working life / worker' opinion; industry / business.

Work and Occupations: An International Sociological Journal
Editor: Daniel B. Cornfield Vanderbilt University
Description: Get a broad perspective on the dynamics of the workplace and examine international approaches to work-related issues in this respected journal. Work and Occupations offers distinguished scholarship with an interdisciplinary perspective.

Sociology of Work Syllabus

Sociology of Work at Rutgers. This course presents two interrelated aspects of work: the academic field of Sociology of Work and an introduction to career planning. In Sociology of Work, we will critically examine the changing nature of work.

Industrial Sociology - Univ. of Lueneburg

To introduce the basic problems, theories and empirical research findings on enterprises in their socio-economic environment.

SO212 Sociology of Work, Management and Employment
Dr Patrick McGovern.

Sociology of Work and Industry Abstracts

Thomas W. O'Donnel, Department of Physics, U Michigan & Sanjiv Gupta, Department of Sociology, U Michigan, U Mass.
In this paper we argue that traditional industrial unionism is doomed and will not survive as a significant social force into the next century.

Books on Sociology of Work and Industry

Irene Padavic, Women and Men at Work - Second Edition - This book differs from others by comparing women’s and men’s work status, addressing contemporary issues within a historical perspective, incorporating comparative material from other countries, recognizing differences in the experiences of women and men from different racial and ethnic backgrounds.

Berg, I., 1979, Industrial Sociology, Englewood Cliffs, N. J. : Prentice-Hall.

Doeringer, Peter B. and Michael J. Piore. 1976. Internal Labor Markets and Manpower Analysis. Lexington: CD Health.

Mars, Gerald. 1994. Cheats at Work: An Anthropology of Workplace Crime. London: Allen and Unwin Press.

CaploW, T., 1954, The Sociology of Work, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Dingwall, R. and Philip, L., 1983, The Sociology of the Professions: Lawyers, Doctors, and Others, London: Macmillan.

Dubin, R., 1976, Handbook of Work, Organization and Society, Chicago: Rand MaNally.

Elliott, P., 1972, The Sociology of the Professions, London: Macmillan.

Esland, G. and Salaman, G., 1980, The Politics of Work and Occupations, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Ghorayshi, P., 1990, The Sociology of Work: A Critical Annotated Biblography, New York & London: Garland.

Gross, E., 1958, Work and Society, New York:Thomas Y. Cromwell Co.

Hodson, R. and Sullivan, T., 1990, The Social Organization of Work, Belmont, Callifornia: Wadsworth Publishing Co.

Krause, C. L., 1971, The Sociology of Occupations, Boston: Little, Brown.

Maines, D. and Denzin, N., 1977, Work and Problematic Situations: The Structuring of Occupational Negotiations, New York: Free Press.

Miller, D. C. and William, H. F., 1980, Industrial Sociology: Work in Organization Life, New York: Harper and Row.

Montagna, P., 1977, Occupational and Society: Toward a Sociology of the Labor Market, Boston: Little, Brown.

Pahl, R. E., 1988, On Work: Historical, Comparative and Theoretical Approaches, Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

Pavalko, R. M., 1971, Sociology of Occupations and Professions, Itasca, II: F. F. Peacock.

Ritzer, G. and Walczak, D., 1986, Working: Conflict and Change, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall.

Rothman, R., 1987, Working: Sociological Perspectives, Englewood Cliffs, N. J. : Prentice-Hall.

Sabel, C. F., 1982, Work and Politics, Cambridge: Cambridge University.

Tausky, C., 1984, Work and Society, Itasca. III: F. E. Peacock.

Thompson, P., 1983, The Nature of Work, London: Macmillan.

Watson, T. J., 1980, Sociology, Work and Industry, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.

Wipper, A., 1984, The Sociology of Work, Ottawa: Carleton Unversity Press.

Anthony, P. D., 1977, The Ideology of Work, London: Tavistock.

Cherrington, D. J, 1980, TheWork Ethic: Working Values and Values That Work, New York: Amacom.

Friedman, G., 1992, The Anatomy of Work, London: Transaction Publisher.

MOW International Research Team., 1987, The Meaning of Working, London: Academic Press.

Wallman, S., 1979, Social Anthropology of Work, New York: Academic Press.

Abbot, A. 1989, "The New Occupational Structure: What Are the Questions?", WO 16(3): 273-291.

Blishen, E. R., Carroll, W. K. and Moore, C. 1987, "The 1981 Socio-economic Index for Occupations in Canada", The Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 24(4):465-488.

Breiger, R. L. 1981, "The Social Class Structure of Occupational Mobility", AJS 87: 578-611.

Buraway, M., 1976, "The Fuctions and Reproduction of Migrant Labor: Comperative Material from Southern Africa and the United States", AJS 81: 1050-1087.

Granovetter, M., 1985, "Economic Action and Social Structure: The Problem of Embeddedness", AJS 91: 481-510.

Koch, J. V., 1987, "The Income of Recent Immigrants: A Look at Ethnic Differences", Social Science Quarterly 68: 294-310.

Penn, R. and Scattergood, H., 1988, "Continuities and Change in Skilled Work: A Comparison of Five Paper Manufacturing Plants in the U. K., Australia and the USA", The British Journal of Sociology 39(1): 69-85.

Sorensen, A. B., 1977, "The Structure of Inequality and the Process of Attainment: A Model for Intragenerational Mobiilty", ASR 80: 44-57.

Sorensen, A. B., 1977, "The Structure of Inequality and the Process of Attainment", AJS 80: 44-57.

Weiss, L., 1987, "Explaining the Underground Economy: State and Social Structure", The British Journal of Sociology 38(2): 216-234.

Wright, E. O., 1982, "Proletarianization in the American Class Structure, AJS 83: 176-209.

Wright, E. O., 1987, The Transformation of the American Class Structure, 1960-1980, AJS 93: 1-29.

Industries, Firms and Jobs: : Sociological and Economic Approaches (Plenum Studies in Work and Industry) Book by George Farkas (Editor), Paula England (Editor)

The Sociology of Education and Work Book by David B. Bills.

Work and Industry : Structures, Markets, and Processes (Plenum Studies in Work and Industry) Book by Arne L. Kalleberg, Ivar Berg

Sociology, Work and Industry (Hardcover) Book by Tony J. Watson

A Sociology of Work in Japan (Contemporary Japanese Society)
Book by Ross Mouer, Hirosuke Kawanishi, Yoshio Sugimoto, Harumi Befu, Roger Goodman, Michio Muramatsu, Wolfgang Seifert, Chizuko Ueno (Series Editors)

Worlds of Work : Building an International Sociology of Work (Plenum Studies in Work and Industry) Book by Daniel B. Cornfield (Editor), Randy Hodson (Editor)

Communist Neo-Traditionalism: Work and Authority in Chinese Industry Andrew G Walder

Tangled Routes: Women, Work, and Globalization on the Tomato Trail  by Deborah Barndt

Steelworker Alley: How Class Works in Youngstown Book by Robert Bruno

Work Under Capitalism (New Perspectives in Sociology Book by Chris Tilly, Charles Tilly

Kids at Work : Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor Russell Freedman, Lewis Hine

The Transformation of Work (Research in the Sociology of Work) Book by Steven Vallas

Globalism/Localism at Work, Volume 13 (Research in the Sociology of Work)
Book by Leni Beukema, Jorge Hector Carrillo Viveros

Diversity in the Work Force, Volume 14 (Research in the Sociology of Work)
Book by Nancy DiTomaso, Corinne Post

Ready-To-Wear and Ready-To-Work: A Century of Industry and Immigrants in Paris and New York (Comparative and International Working-Class History) by Nancy L. Green

Sourcebook of Labor Markets : Evolving Structures and Processes (Plenum Studies in Work and Industry) Book by Ivar Berg (Editor), Arne L. Kalleberg (Editor)

Analyzing the Labor Force: Concepts, Measures, and Trends (Plenum Studies in Work and Industry) Book by Clifford C. Clogg, Scott R. Eliason, Kevin T. Leicht.