Table of contents for An introduction to the sociology of work and occupations / Rudi Volti.

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Chapter 1: Work Before Industrialization
The Oldest and Longest Lasting Mode of Life and Work
Gathering-and-Hunting Societies in the Modern World
The Working Lives of Gather-Hunters
The Agricultural Revolution
Agricultural Labor and Cultural Change
Artisan Work
Time and Work
Protestantism and the Rise of Capitalism
Chapter 2: Industrialization and Its Consequences
The Industrial Revolution
Capitalism and Market Economies
Wages and Working Conditions in the Industrial Revolution
Women in the Industrial Revolution
Industrialization and Social Protest
Making Management “Scientific”
The Assembly Line
A Postindustrial Revolution?
Chapter 3: Technology, Globalization, and Work
Technology, Work, and Occupations
Work and Contemporary Technologies
Technology and Globalization
Globalization, Trade, and Employment
Chapter 4: The Organization of Work in Preindustrial Times
Traditional Societies and the Organization of Work
The Family as a Basis of Work Organization
Caste and Occupation
The Guilds
An Assessment of Guild Organization
Chapter 5: Bureaucratic Organization
The Rise of Bureaucratic Organization
The Elements of Bureaucratic Organization
Where Bureaucracy Works and Where It Doesn’t
Bureaucratic Organization, Work, and the Worker
Alternatives to Bureaucracy
Chapter 6: Professions and Professionalization
The Checklist Approach to the Professions
The Professional Continuum
Attaining Professional Status
Professionalization as a Means of Control
Professionals in Organizations
Today’s Challenges to the Professions
Resource Control and Professional Autonomy: The Case of Medicine
Diversity and Professional Status
Chapter 7: Getting a Job
The Economics of the Job Market
Minimum-Wage Laws
Jobs, Human Capital, and Credentials
Networks and Their Significance
Chapter 8: Diversity in the Workplace
Race, Ethnicity, and Hiring Practices
Women in the Workforce
Discrimination, Occupational Segregation, and Pay
Getting Ahead
Legal Remedies for Discrimination and Occupational Segregation
Comparable Worth Policies for the Workplace
Chapter 9: Who Gets What?
The Determination of Wages and Salaries: Market Economics Once Again
The Widening Income Gap
Why Has Income Inequality Increased?
Unionization and Its Decline
Technological Change and Income Inequality
Computers and Income Inequality
Globalization, Employment, and Income
Immigration and Income
Occupational Prestige
Chapter 10: Life on the Job: Work and Its Rewards
Employment and Unemployment
The Personal Consequences of Unemployment
Varieties of Employment
Work Without Pay
The Workplace as School
Job Training and Employment Opportunities
Work and Social Interaction
Social Relationships and Job Performance
The Intrinsic Satisfactions of Work
Chapter 11: Life on the Job II: The Perils and Pressures of Work
Work May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Stress at Work
Jobs, Secure and Insecure
Temporary Workers
Sexual Harassment at Work
Greedy Institutions
Alienated Labor
Responses to On-the Job Alienation
Managerial Efforts to Reduce On-the-Job Alienation
Job Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction Today
Chapter 12: Workplace Culture and Socialization
The Significance of Workplace Cultures
Socialization into a Culture
Socialization as an Ongoing Processes
Socialization and Identity
Occupational and Organizational Heroes
Socialization in Different Occupational Realms
Rites of Passage
Organizations and Subcultures
Supportive Workplace Subcultures
Deviant Subcultures
Socialization, Careers, and Strain
Chapter 13: Work Roles and Life Roles
The Separation of Work and Residence
Working Hours
Women at Work
Couples, Families, and Careers
Reconciling Work Roles and Life Roles
Chapter 14: Conclusion: Work Today and Tomorrow
Technology, Work, and Occupations
Making Globalization and Technological Change More Equitable
Work and Demographic Change
Ethnicity, Gender, and Work
Women, Work, and Families
Closing the Income Gap
The Health Care Morass
The Fate of the Professions
Organizations for the 21st Century
Workers and Jobs for the Future

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