An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations by Rudi Volti

By Rudi Volti

The Sociology of labor and Occupations, moment Edition connects paintings and occupations to the most important matters of sociological inquiry: social and technological switch, race, ethnicity, gender, social category, schooling, social networks, and modes of association. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly yet comprehensively covers the alterations on the earth of labor, encompassing every thing from amassing and searching to operating in contemporary details Age. This ebook introduces scholars to a hugely correct research of society at the present time. during this new and up-to-date version, globalization and know-how are each one given their very own bankruptcy and mentioned in nice intensity.

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This chapter describes how individuals find out about available jobs and the processes through which they are screened and hired by employers. The chapter analyzes how the forces of supply and demand affect the allocation of jobs, while at the same time taking into account the limitations of a purely market- oriented approach to hiring practices. The following section discusses minimum wage laws and notes the extent to which they have affected wages and employment. Different levels of educational attainment are often invoked to explain why some individuals are more attractive job candidates than others.

Preindustrial agriculture reached a high level of development in terms of the ability to support large populations. It also made possible the development of more complex cultures. The greater productivity of agriculture released some members of the population from the daily task of securing food, allowing them to work as priests, artists, craftsmen, and government officials. ”16 Agricultural Labor and Cultural Change While agriculture radically changed the size and density of populations, it retained the gender-based division of labor typical of gathering-and-hunting societies.

Getting a Job The Economics of the Job Market Minimum-Wage Laws Jobs, Human Capital, and Credentials Networks and Their Significance 8. Workplace Culture and Socialization The Significance of Workplace Cultures Socialization Into a Culture Socialization as an Ongoing Process 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 9.

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