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The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities Paperback – January 15, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0195381726 ISBN-10: 0195381726

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (January 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195381726
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195381726
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #217,468 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Sociology of Work is an outstanding alternative to standard textbook fare. The book focuses on several core concepts that distinguish the sociological study of work from other ways of studying social life. It incorporates the latest research in an accessible way without talking down to students. The emphasis on the historical development of work is ideal for my course, and the writing style is much more engaging than [the] standard text. . . . The authors' writing style is a major strength of the book. They have clearly gone out of their way to communicate complex material in a straightforward and engaging manner." --Kevin Leicht, University of Iowa

"The book provides a more in-depth treatment of relevant empirical research, has better historical coverage, and has a more engaging writing style [than the competition]."--Michael Miller, University of Texas, San Antonio

"This extraordinary textbook appeals through its comprehensible and engaging style of writing without losing sight of being scientifically well founded... Its unique focus on work-related inequalities... offers new and interesting insights. Given the current debates about precarious work and gender equality this book is an important and up to date contribution which is definitely worth reading." --Work, Employment & Society

About the Author

Steven Vallas is Professor and Chair of Sociology and Anthropology at Northeastern University.

William Finlay is Professor and Department Head of Sociology at the University of Georgia.

Amy Wharton is Professor of Sociology at Washington State University and editor of the journal, Social Problems.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luna Winter on September 1, 2013
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Very boring material but I bought this for school so I guess that doesn't matter does it? If you're interested in the SOC of work then by all means get this book but try not to fall asleep.
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