Table of contents for Sociology, work and industry / Tony J. Watson.

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Chapter 1 Studying work and society	
People, work and society	
Thinking about work sociologically	
Choices, constraints and opportunities in work and society	
Work and the sociological imagination	
Sociology, critique and democratic debate about work	
Sociology and the emergence of industrial societies	
The continuing challenge	
Sociology and the informing of democratic choices about work
 Sociology and the future of work
Researching and theorising work patterns and experiences	
Sociology as science	
Theory, work and society	
A range of research methods	
Methodological assumptions	
Coping with the variety of orientation in the sociology of work and industry
Chapter 2 The sociological analysis of work and industry	
Six strands of thought in the sociology of work	
The managerial-psychologistic strand	
Scientific management	
Psychological humanism	
Discussion	
The Durkheim-systems strand	
Emile Durkheim
Human relations and the Hawthorne studies
Systems thinking in industrial sociology	
Corporate cultures	
Discussion	
The interactionist strand	
The Chicago school and symbolic interactionism	
Organisations as negotiated orders	
Ethnomethodology	
Discussion	
The Weber-interpretive strand	
Max Weber	
Orientations to work
Institutional theories and the social construction of reality	
Discussion	
Marx and Engels	
Marxian industrial sociology and labour process analysis	
Discussion	
The poststructuralist strand and postmodernism
Postmodernism	
Poststructuralist labour process thinking, Foucault, discourse and human subjectivity	
Discussion	
Towards a language-sensitive but not language-centred sociology of work and organisation
Chapter 3 Work, society and globalisation 	
The nature of modern societies	
The emergence of industrial capitalism	
From feudalism to capitalism	
Protestantism and the spirit of capitalism	
Social groups and the rise of industrialism	
Industrialisation and the changing division of labour	
Technology, science and social change	
Industrial capitalism: change and transition?	
Post-industrialism and the information society	
Post-Fordism	
Flexible specialisation	
Postmodernity	
Globalisation, convergence and internationalisation	
McDonaldisation and the blurring of the manufacturing-service distinction
Globalisation in perspective	
Chapter 4 Work organisations 
The organisational principle of work structuring	
The nature of work organisations	
Official and unofficial aspects of organisations	
Organisational structures and cultures	
Official structure and culture: basic organisational design principles	
Bureaucracy	
Classical administrative principles	
Taylorism and Fordism	
The limits of bureaucracy and the paradox of consequences	
The virtues of bureaucracy, virtual organisations and the fantasy of the post-bureaucratic organisation
Contingency and choice in the shaping of organisational structures and cultures	
Micropolitics, careers and unofficial management practices	
Vertical aspects	
Horizontal aspects	
Unofficial practices and bureaucratic dysfunctions	
Ambiguity and decision processes	
Chapter 5 The changing organisation and management of work	
Work restructuring and the logic of corporate management	
The logic of corporate management	
Choice and circumstance in the shaping of employment or ¿human resourcing¿ practices	
Labour processes and employment practice options	
HRM and the choice between ¿high commitment¿ and ¿low commitment¿ human resourcing strategies	
The pursuit of flexibility new work control practices	
Teamworking and control	
Lean production and process-re-engineering	
Change and continuity in HR strategies and work practices	
Information and communication technologies (ICTs) and control
Culture management and worker subjectivity 
Chapter 6 Occupations, inequality and varieties of work	
The occupational principle of work structuring
Occupational structure, class, status and inequality
 Locating an occupation in the class structure
 Ownership, control and the class location of managers
 Status and the ¿first line manager¿
 Status and dirty work
Labour market segmentation and non-standard employment 
Part-time and temporary work
Home and teleworking
Work outside employment
Self employment 
Paid work in the informal economy 
Domestic work
	Voluntary work
Gender and inequality	
Changing historical patterns	
Contemporary patterns
Explaining patterns
Ethnicity and inequality
Occupational recruitment and socialisation	
Occupational careers
Occupational identity, culture and ideology	
Occupational communities		
Professionalisation and occupational strategies
Chapter 7 Work experiences, identities and meanings	
Work, meaning and culture	
Entering work	
Choice and opportunity structures	
Class, family and educational influences	
Work and satisfaction	
Technology, work experience and alienation
Work orientations: variations, dynamics and the negotiation of implicit contracts	
Dynamic work orientations and changing worker priorities	
Dynamic work orientations and the negotiation of implicit contracts	
Patterns of work orientation and experience within the organisational hierarchy	
Women¿s preferences, choices and work orientations	
Identity, discourse and work experience 
Identity, discourse and identity work
Portfolio and ¿boundaryless careers¿ or ¿one dead end job after another¿
Managerial orientations and experiences
Anxiety, emotion and sexuality at work
Angst in the human condition and in managerial work specifically
The rise of the stress discourse		
Emotions and feelings	
Emotional labour, emotion management and aesthetic labur	
Sexuality and the workplace	
Work and non-working lives
Work, leisure and work-life balance
Unemployment	
Chapter 8 Conflict, challenge and resistance in work
Conflict and cooperation at work	
Analysing conflict at work	
Frames of reference	
Unitary thinking	
Pluralist analyses	
Radical perspectives	
Contradictions and conflicts	
Effort bargains, fragile implicit contracts and the inevitability of grievances
The mobilisation of interests	
Coalitions and interests	
Trade unions and collective bargaining
Changing patterns of employer-union relations
Shop stewards and workplace representation	
Job control strategies and ¿making out¿
Adjustment, resistance and organisational mischief	
Accommodation, subjectivity and values	
Withdrawal, instrumentalism and the management of boredom
Humour at work	
Bullying and sexual harassment	
Cheating, fiddling and breaking things	
Rule manipulation	
Service work and defence of self	

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Industrial sociology.