Gender Work and Harness Racing

Author: Elizabeth Anne Larsen
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739190227
Release Date: 2014-11-19
Genre: Social Science

Elizabeth Anne Larsen explores how harness horse racing has resisted gender equalization and excluded women from key roles. With stirring accounts of the strong women who are surviving and succeeding in this sport, Larsen provides insight for studies of gender and work, occupational sex segregation, and women’s studies.

Marginal Workers Marginal Jobs

Author: Teresa A. Sullivan
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9781477305164
Release Date: 2014-11-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Unemployment levels have received a great deal of attention and discussion in recent years. However, another labor category—underemployment—has virtually been ignored. Underutilized or underemployed workers are those who are experiencing inadequate hours of work, insufficient levels of income, and mismatch of occupation and skills. Marginal Workers, Marginal Jobs addresses two principal issues: how can we measure underemployment, and how can we explain its prevalence? To answer the first question, Teresa Sullivan examines yardsticks in use, demonstrates their inadequacy, and develops a different measure that is easy to interpret and is usable by both demographers and economists. In answering the second, she analyzes 1960 and 1970 census data to determine the relative effects of population composition and job structure on levels of employment. One of the important contributions of Sullivan's study is to distinguish between marginal workers and marginal jobs in explaining underutilization. Previous explanations, including the widely used dual market theory, have not stressed this analytic distinction. In addition, her work accounts separately for the various types of marginality and seeks to show the condition of workers who are marginal on more than one count—for example, those who are both young and black, or old and female. A provocative study based on large samples of the U.S. population, this book raises important questions about a critical subject and makes a significant contribution to the theory of underutilization.

The Social Organization of Work

Author: Teresa A. Sullivan
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: CORNELL:31924088125129
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Business & Economics

Part One: History and Methods. 1. The Evolution of Work. 2. Studying the World of Work. Part Two: The Personal Context of Work. 3. Work and Family. 4. Meaningful Work. 5. Barriers and Disruptions at Work. 6. Collective Responses to Work. Part Three: Industries and Technologies. 7. Technology and Organization. 8. From Field, Mine and Factory. 9. The High-Technology Workplace. 10. Services. Part Four: Occupations and Professions. 11. Professions and Professions. 12. Executives, Managers, and Administrators. 13. Clerical and Sales Workers. 14. Marginal Jobs. Part Five: Work in the Twenty-First Century. 15. The World of the Large Corporation. 16. Work in a Global Economy. 17. The Future of Work. Appendix Table 1. Detailed Occupational Data.


ISBN: IND:30000085315848
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sociology

Key Issues in Women s Work

Author: Catherine Hakim
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1904385168
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Rethinking patriarchy and male dominance

Sociology in Our Times

Author: Diana Kendall
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133713173
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by including a timely collection of theories, research, and examples--including its signature first-person accounts that open chapters. Experiences represented in these opening vignettes accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society, while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. Author Diana Kendall's vivid, inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, eye for the most compelling current examples, and use of assignable photo essays and companion videos engage readers and further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its Ninth Edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The social organization of work

Author: Randy Hodson
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0534125646
Release Date: 1990-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The authors combine their key areas of interest, industrial sociology, occupations, and professions, to present a unified view of the sociology of work. The text's analytical approach to the study of work not only identifies and discusses substantive issues, but also allows students the opportunity to better develop analysis, reasoning, and argumentative skills. Chapter topics are discussed within the framework of the text's key five themes: technology; global perspectives; class relations; gender; and race. The world of work, how it is changing, and the implications of these changes for individuals and families is thoroughly explored in this contemporary and student relevant text.

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114608180
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Sociology

CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.

The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life

Author: Paul Webley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781134659715
Release Date: 2002-01-04
Genre: Psychology

From childhood through to adulthood, retirement and finally death, The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life uniquely explores the economic problems all individuals have to solve across the course of their lives. Webley, Burgoyne, Lea and Young begin by introducing the concept of economic behaviour and its study. They then examine the main economic issues faced at each life stage, including: * the impact of advertising on children * buying a first house and setting up home * changing family roles and gender-linked inequality * redundancy and unemployment * coping on a pension * obituaries, wills and inheritance. Finally they draw together the commonalties of economic problems across the lifespan, discuss generational and cultural changes in economic behaviour, and examine the significance of other, non-economic constraints, upon individuals. The Economic Psychology of Everyday Life provides a much-needed comprehensive and accessible guide to economic psychology which will be of great interest to researchers and students.

Research in Sociology of Education and Socialization

Author: Alan C. Kerckhoff
Publisher: Jai Press
ISBN: UVA:X004043892
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Education

The chapters in this volume illustrate the ways in which U.S. sociologists of education continue to plumb the depths of fundamental questions about how schools are organized and consequences of school organization for students and teachers. These studies present new ideas and/or findings in an engaging way, and they attempt to enlarge the audience for sociological research on education. Perhaps even more importantly, however, they generate a host of questions that warrant sustained inquiry by our community. If these authors lead us to think in new ways or to ask new questions, their efforts will have been well-rewarded.


ISBN: UIUC:30112000950235
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Sociology