The third edition of this best selling textbook has been carefully revised to provide an up to date indispensable introduction to the sociology of work it not only includes clear explanations of classic theories and evidence but also covers the most cutting edge research data and debates in addition to being revised throughout the book contains substantive new sections on globalisation including global branding and slave labour and a new chapter on the myths and realities of modern . The sociology of work goes back to the classical sociological theorists karl marx emile durkheim and max weber all considered the analysis of modern work to be central to the field of sociology marx was the first social theorist to really examine the conditions of work in factories that were popping up during the industrial revolution looking at how the transition from independent craftwork to working for a boss in a factory resulted in alienation and deskilling durkheim on . This third edition of the sociology of work will be an invaluable resource for students seeking a sociological introduction to the rapidly changing world of work and employment the text provides some excellent and succinct definitions of key terms and good introductions to relevant theoretical approaches some of the highly contemporary empirical material will enable students to connect theoretical debate with the lived experience of work. An introduction to the sociology of work both as paid employment and as unpaid labour in the home the emphasis is placed on the links between social processes and institutions of employment and
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