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An Introduction to the Sociology of Work and Occupations by Rudi Volti

By Rudi Volti

The Sociology of labor and Occupations, moment Edition connects paintings and occupations to the foremost topics of sociological inquiry: social and technological switch, race, ethnicity, gender, social category, schooling, social networks, and modes of association. In 15 chapters, Rudi Volti succinctly yet comprehensively covers the alterations on the planet of labor, encompassing every little thing from collecting and looking to operating in cutting-edge details Age. This ebook introduces scholars to a hugely proper research of society at the present time. during this new and up to date version, globalization and expertise are each one given their very own bankruptcy and mentioned in nice intensity.

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5 Of particular importance is the mongongo nut, which provides an abundant source of plant protein. Animal protein is obtained by using poisoned arrows to bring down antelope and other game animals. Kung San. 4 times more productive than hunting. It is for this reason that the term gathering and hunting, instead of the more conventional hunting and gathering, has been used in this chapter. Kung San groups, as well as other gatherer-hunter societies. Hunting is largely done by men, whereas gathering is for the most part women’s work.

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.

I hope that the occasional use of the phrase “as we saw in Chapter …” and “as we shall see in Chapter …” will not disrupt the flow of the narrative excessively. Chapter 1 demonstrates this book’s commitment to a long-term historical perspective by beginning with a description of the oldest and longest lasting mode of work: gathering and hunting. Although humans were gatherers and hunters for far longer than they have been farmers, factory operatives, and office workers, the way they gained their livelihood is about as far from our way of work and life as can be imagined.

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