Publisher description for An introduction to the sociology of work and occupations / Rudi Volti.

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Providing crucial insights into the evolution of life and work

Connecting work and occupations to the key subjects of sociological inquiry – social and technological change, race, ethnicity, gender, social class, education, social networks, and modes of organization – An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations: Continuity and Change in the 21st Century introduces students to highly relevant analyses of today’s industrial and post-industrial society. Succinct yet comprehensive, this text provides useful analysis of a broad range of topics, covering the changes in the world of work from hunting and gathering to today's Information Age. Featuring a broad range of topics, this unique text provides crucial insight into how life and work are evolving in the 21st century.

Key Features

Provides relevant coverage of economic, technological, and social history so students thoroughly understand how the world of work has evolved over time
· Vividly illustrates how differing segments of society have been affected by profound changes in work and its social environment
· Each of 14 chapters focuses on a core aspect of work and occupations and connects it to key sociological themes, topics, and issues
· Weaves discussions of globalization and technological change and their relationship to work throughout the text, beginning with the opening pages
· End-of-chapter questions promote classroom debate and reflection on issues of interest to students and their lives

Instructor's Resources on CD-Rom available to qualified instructors. Please contact or 1-800-818-7243 (6 am - 5 pm, PT) to request a copy. Intended Audience
This text is valuable for upper-level undergraduate courses such as Sociology of Work and related courses in departments of sociology, organizational behavior, economics, human resource management, and organizational studies.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Industrial sociology.
Work -- History.
Occupations -- Forecasting.