Changing contours of work : jobs and opportunities in the new economy / Stephen Sweet, Peter Meiksins
- Sociology for a new century
- Mapping the contours of work -- Scenes from the new economy -- Culture and work -- Structure and work -- Class structures -- Job markets and job demands -- Demography and the new labor force -- Agency and careers -- Conclusion -- How new is the new economy? -- The old in the new -- A post-industrial society? -- The end of mass production? -- New cultures of control? -- The end of organized labor? -- A new global economy? -- The old in the new: a summary -- Class chasms in the new economy -- Class and opportunity in the United States -- Class and opportunity in the developing world -- Are international economic divides widening or narrowing? -- Conclusion -- Gender chasms in the new economy -- When did home work become nonwork? -- Women's participation in the paid labor force in America -- Gender inequalities in compensation -- Socialization, career selection, and career paths -- Interpersonal discrimination in the workplace -- Structural dimensions of gender discrimination -- The devaluation of women's work -- How job designs discriminate -- Strategies to bridge the care gaps: international comparisons -- Conclusion -- Race, ethnicity, and work: legacies of the past, problems in the present -- Histories of race, ethnicity, and work -- African American exceptionality -- The immigrant experience -- The magnitude of racial inequality in the new economy -- Intergenerational transmission of resources -- Race, ethnicity, and economic capital -- Race, ethnicity, and human capital -- Race, ethnicity, and social capital -- Race, ethnicity, and cultural capital -- Geographic distribution of race and work opportunity -- Racial discrimination -- Prejudice and discrimination -- Racialized jobs -- Race, ethnicity, and work: social policy -- Affirmative action -- Immigration policy -- Conclusion -- Whose jobs are secure? -- Risk and work: historical and comparative views -- How insecure are workers in the new economy? -- The costs of job loss and insecurity -- Responding to insecurity: old and new careers -- Conclusion -- A fair day's work? the intensity and scheduling of jobs in the new economy -- Time, intensity, and work -- How long are we working? comparative frameworks -- Working long, working hard -- Why are Americans working so much? -- Nonstandard schedules: jobs in a 24/7 economy -- How Americans deal with overwork -- Conclusion -- Reshaping the contours of the new economy -- Opportunity chasms -- Class chasms -- Gender chasms -- Racial and ethnic chasms -- International chasms -- The agents of change -- The role of individuals -- The role of activist groups -- The role of organized labor -- The role of employers -- The role of government -- The role of international organizations -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Legislative and regulatory timeline of worker rights and protections in the United States -- References -- Index.
- 9781412917445 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1412917441 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-230) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- UP-PAT copy: Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 20078.
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