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By Rudi Volti

ISBN-10: 1412992850

ISBN-13: 9781412992855

The Sociology of labor and Occupations, moment Edition connects paintings and occupations to the main topics of sociological inquiry: social and technological swap, race, ethnicity, gender, social classification, 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 cutting-edge info Age. This booklet introduces scholars to a hugely proper research of society this day. 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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Age and gender also influence the extent of participation in unpaid work, such as housework and volunteer activities, which are covered in the next section. This is followed by a discussion of some nonmonetary benefits of employment such as participation in training programs. The chapter then takes up the larger issue of the value of training programs for reducing unemployment and boosting wages. It concludes with a presentation of some other nonmonetary rewards of work, such as workplace friendships and the intrinsic satisfactions that work may bring.

As with technological advance, globalization can bring substantial benefits, but it may produce a considerable amount of damage as well, as will be recounted in this chapter. One of the most important aspects of globalization is immigration. As with the other topics discussed in this chapter, it is noted that the effects of immigration are complex and cannot be easily dismissed as totally beneficial or harmful. The chapter concludes by noting how demographic trends in the world’s rich nations will change some of the terms of the immigration debate in the years to come.

It is not so certain that gatherer-hunters make such a distinction. More likely is a frame of mind that looks on gathering-and-hunting activities as integral parts of life that are often done as a group activity, which itself can be a source of pleasurable interaction. People who gained their livelihood through gathering and hunting would probably be puzzled if you were to ask them if they liked or disliked the work they did. Kung San and other gatherer-hunters should not be romanticized. Most of us would find it very difficult to accept isolation from the outside world and the absence of the material goods and services we have come to depend on.

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