The Transformation of Work, Volume 10 (Research in the Sociology of Work)
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:3/28/2001 - JAI Press
Hardbound. Analysts are generally agreed: dramatic changes are unfolding in the character of work, managerial authority, and the employment relationship. However, there is little agreement as to precisely how such changes are reshaping people's working lives, the nature of their careers, and the distribution of opportunity among members of different classes, genders, and ethnic groups. Confronting these issues head on, The Transformation of Work focuses on a series of critical questions concerned with the restructuring of work under contemporary capitalism. Written by leading social scientists in the field, the papers collected here address a wide array of workplace settings, from traditional manufacturing settings to "knowledge work" in high tech and university contexts. The volume devotes attention to the impact of new production concepts in various national settings, ranging from Germany to Mexico and Australia. Among other themes, the volume