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❶Sociology of literature , Sociology of art , Sociology of film , and Sociology of music. But by insisting on the irreducibility of each of his basic sciences to the particular science of sciences which it presupposed in the hierarchy and by emphasizing the nature of sociology as the scientific study of social phenomena Comte put sociology on the map.

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Both are comprehensive overviews, devoted to various subfields, including sections on the historical meanings of work, the occupational structure, inequalities in the distribution of job rewards, marginal jobs, the high-technology workplace, and the changing nature of work in an era of global capitalism.

The latter two texts provide theoretically sophisticated analyses of work under contemporary capitalism. Both view the workplace as undergoing epochal shifts that have sweeping cultural and personal consequences. Several edited collections have also appeared that are useful guides to classic and contemporary studies in the field, including collections edited by Wharton , Ackroyd, et al.

The Oxford handbook of work and organization. An empirically driven collection of review articles that canvas what is currently known about work, technology, labor markets, occupations, and organizations. The chapters draw not only on sociological perspectives but also on scholarly traditions established in labor and employment relations and organizational studies.

The brave new world of work. Harper, Douglas, and Helen Lawson, eds. The cultural study of work. This is a strong overview of classical and contemporary studies of workplace culture and occupational communities in varied sectors of the economy, relying largely on symbolic interactionist perspectives see Contemporary Perspectives. Hodson, Randy, and Teresa A. The social organization of work. Perhaps the most prominent textbook in the field, written by two highly respected scholars.

Chapters provide a standard treatment of the occupational structure, along with analysis of marginal jobs, the high-technology workplace, and the changing nature of work in an era of global capitalism. The corrosion of character: The personal consequences of work in the new capitalism.

An influential critique of how new forms of work organization are undermining the capacity of workers to construct meaningful narratives about the course of their working lives. Sweet, Stephen, and Peter Meiksins. Changing contours of work: Jobs and opportunities in the new economy.

A critical discussion of trends gripping levels of skill, worker autonomy, and job security in the current era. The sociology of work: A comprehensive treatment of the field. In addition to analysis of the occupational structure and its attendant inequalities, this text discusses gender-related developments such as the rise of the male-breadwinner norm, the historical meanings of work, Luddism, and the consequences of globalization. More theoretically informed than most overviews of the field.

The series provides a comprehensive collection of research focused on the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of work and labour. Papers published in RSW are peer-reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

These topics cover a broad range of fields including, but not limited to, sociology, business, science, economics, politics, history, and anthropology. This series encourages scholarly articles on sociological topics related to work. Coverage includes, but is not restricted to: Follow us on Twitter: A Gedenkschrift to Randy Hodson: Keister and Vincent J. Randy Hodson was one of contemporary sociology's central figures in the study of work, occupations, and inequality.

This volume pays tribute to his important scholarly contributions.


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Research in the Sociology of Work (RSW) is a twice yearly publication that examines current issues related to the sociology of work. The series provides a comprehensive collection of research focused on the social, economic, political and cultural aspects of work and labour.

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Digital Work and Labor in the New Economy. Call for Papers to be Published in Research in the Sociology of Work. Editors: Anne Kovalainen, University of Turku and Steven Vallas, Northeastern University. In recent years, digital technologies have enveloped virtually all forms of economic activity. Research in the Sociology of Work by Ida Harper Simpson (Author), L. Richard (Author) Be the first to review this item.

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Researchers working in sociology, public policy, and other areas in the US, Europe, South Africa, and India present 15 essays on work that is uncertain, unstable, and insecure, and in which employees bear the risks of and receive limited social benefits and statutory protections. Research in the Sociology of Work | RG Journal Impact: 1 | Read articles with impact on ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists. For full functionality of ResearchGate it is necessary to enable JavaScript.