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.

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.

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.

Analyzing the Labor Force

Author: Clifford C. Clogg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 030646537X
Release Date: 2001-12-31
Genre: Business & Economics

With the passing of Clifford Collier Clogg at the age of 45 on May 7th 1995, the world lost a talented sociologist, demographer, and statistician all at once. In addition to being a considerable talent in each of these three disciplines, and perhaps more importantly, Cliff was the type of person who brought to gether diverse elements and scholars from all three. Cliff was also a consum mate mentor, nurturing ideas and students and always striving to bring out the best in both. Perhaps nothing illustrates the stature, impact, and respect others held for Cliff more than the fact that never before-and never since has an individual been honored at the time of his death with ceremonies from the national associations of all three of these disciplines. The purpose of this book is to introduce to a broad constituency of social scientists and their students some of the basic ideas in the study of the labor force that Cliff and his colleagues had grappled with. At the time of Cliff's death, he was perhaps better known for his methodological contributions to sociology and demography than he was for his substantive contributions to the study of social stratification and the labor force. Our goal is to highlight Cliff's substantive contributions to sociology and demography by telling the cumulative story of his research and adding updated analysis that advances the story beyond the early 1980s to the mid-1990s.

Key Issues in Women s Work

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

Rethinking patriarchy and male dominance

Society

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


The Sociology of Work

Author: Steven Peter Vallas
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0195381726
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Social Science

Understanding the world of work is often difficult for students--particularly undergraduates--to grasp. The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities answers the need for a clear, engaging--and affordable--introduction to the basic concepts used by sociologists of work. Throughout, the text links the most up-to-date research and scholarship on work and occupations with their underlying sociological principles. Beginning with a thorough discussion of these core concepts, it goes on to show the historical developments of labor processes, thus allowing students to draw modern, real-world connections. The book also examines the contemporary work scene (both domestic and global), its concurrent occupational structures, and, all too often, its resultant inequalities. While remarkably accessible, The Sociology of Work does not shy away from challenging students with weightier sociological concepts, theories, and methodological issues, as well as less commonly discussed topics like Luddism, the role of gender in the industrial revolution, and the rise and decline of the workers' movement. Comprehensive and versatile, The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities is ideal for courses in the sociology of work and occupations, and the sociology of organizations and corporations, as well as labor studies and human resource management. Features * Incorporates issues of gender and race throughout * Also includes separate and unique chapters on gender (Chapter 11), diversity (Chapter 12), immigration (Chapter 13), and globalization (Chapter 16) * Emphasizes the continuing importance of social theory, both classical and contemporary * Devotes an entire chapter to research methods and data sources

Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall
Publisher:
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.

Sociology

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